As a mark maker, Rod McIntosh lies within a tradition of drawing and recording his experience of the world, his travels, relationships and sense of self. McIntosh’s process and methods developed as rules that slowly became a habit or creative ritual. His desire to maintain a strong integrity within his work directed him to learn the recipes for gesso where he found the physical, tactile, step-by-step method reassuring – it was a nod to his “maker” roots as he felt he could truly construct his works. Continued research into the history of mark-making pointed to an honesty that he chose to draw with. The pigments became purer: Indian or Chinese ink (that he often grind ...
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