Diane Drescher


I used a wax resist technique for these drawings: pencil, wax, ink  wash, charcoal, conte crayon on paper. This medium requires working  quickly and, because it is an inexact technique, it is necessary to  accommodate unexpected "accidents" into the art-making process. In fact  after the first ink wash, the artwork takes on a life of it's own. 

Each drawing is part of a series — usually 8-10 drawings in total. I  am prompted to do these images because of a deeply felt experience about  our current social / political situation. They are, I believe, both  personal and universal. 

The technique is rare but Henry Moore, the sculptor, employed it when  he made his well-known renderings of people seeking shelter in the  London tubes during air raids of WWII.