Drawing: chalk on paper
13 x 13 inches
Date: 1975

Whether working on canvas or paper, Edda Renouf cuts into her material with a metal etching tool. The incisions, as seen in these works, usually conform to a grid or other geometric form. This structure is not entirely logical, however, as the artist uses what she calls an intuitive sense and not a mathematical formula to determine the exact placement of her marks. In this way Renouf explores the complex variability of all so-called systems. In some works Renouf uses graphite or pastels rubbed over the paper, thereby highlighting the incisions and the details of the paper itself.

All works by Edda Renouf
To Have It About You: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota

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