Half Full (An Hour of Sunshine)
Instructions for the realization of the work:
At this time of year in our house the sun beats directly into the living room.
between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m., on the edge of the window.
exactly the fake banana tree. Yesterday enjoying the daily sunshine hour
I was struck by the light that lit the glass next to me.
It was half full.
– a half sheet of A4
– a sheet of toilet paper
– a smal piece of baking paper
– a soft pencil
– a pin
1- with the help of the photograph of my glass, draw on the paper
the side of the glass half full. For the less skillful designers there is
even the possibility of retracing it from the computer screen.
2- Place the drawing on a soft surface (for example an iron board
or a cloth folded several times). Place the
baking paper and start piercing the drawing with the pin. The holes
shouldn’t be too far apart, about 1-2mm from each other.
3- With the pencil, blacken abundantly the outlines of the perforated pattern.
4- Choose the destination of the work among the walls of your own
5- Lay the perforated drawing on the wall, holding it steady and rubbing it
vigorously with the piece of toilet paper. In this way the graphite
will pass through the holes and transfer the drawing to the wall.
6- Gently peel off the baking paper taking care not to smudge.
The dusting drawing is done.
If you want you can reproduce it countless times and fix it with a splash of hairspray. Observe the glass from time to time and check that it remains half full!
If you’d like to share your drawings with me I’m happy to receive your photographs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Martina della Valle (Florence, 1981) works with images and with the
photography. His artistic research moves from the basics of technique
photographic, and takes different forms depending on place or story
around which it develops; from b&w photographic printing
Her work is part, among others, of the permanent collections of the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, the Farnesina, the MACRO and the Donata Pizzi collection. Since 2007 she lives and works in Berlin.