‘So I entered. So I lost. I lost it all with my eyes wide open’ by Kat Jasven

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Charcoal on paper, 40cm x 30cm

Work produced at Saturday Portrait Sessions with Andrea

@katjazzven

I produced this drawing in May 2020, learning to adjust to lockdown life like the rest of the globe. I found myself lost in Andrea’s emotive expressions in his Roman apartment. The session gave me a new understanding of chiaroscuro and brought with it drama that felt like it erupted on the page. It reminded me of the words of poet Ocean Vuong in his poem ‘Threshold’:

“So I entered. So I lost. I lost it all with my eyes

Wide open.”