Line drawing (return from Birmingham)

This drawing documents a train journey. I drew the vertical lines continuously as I travelled, drawing them freehand and trying to make them as straight as possible.

I drew at a table, facing backwards.

The wobbles in the lines correspond with movements that the train made as we went. They also signal my inability to draw a straight line.

The numbers among the lines refer to numbered notes on the left-hand page (verso). These notes are mostly of words I overheard, mainly from other passengers; words I saw, on newspapers and in text messages; or in a few cases, things I looked at over the course of the journey.

The journey, the documentation process and the physical drawing, together form the work. They are equally important parts of it.

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