Scrolls on and off the wall
Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall pencil, graphite, paint, tape, ink, on paper with hand-stained wood
Sundowning
2018
pencil, graphite, paint, tape, ink, on paper with hand-stained wood
134 x 60 inches

Sundowning (also known as a sundown syndrome) = a neurological phenomenon associated with increased confusion and restlessness in patients with dementia. It occurs in the late afternoon/early evening. Symptoms include increased agitation; a person may become more upset/anxious/confused/disoriented/suspicious

Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall pencil, graphite, tape, ink, BIC ballpoint pen, matte medium on mulberry paper
Up close / in the distance / now
2018
pencil, graphite, tape, ink, BIC ballpoint pen, matte medium on mulberry paper
340 x 38 inches

This scroll suspends from the ceiling with one side showing primarily the text part of the work and the other side showing non-text drawing. This view shows the text side. The next two images show other views.
Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall pencil, graphite, tape, ink, BIC ballpoint pen, matte medium on mulberry paper
Up close / in the distance / now
2018
pencil, graphite, tape, ink, BIC ballpoint pen, matte medium on mulberry paper
340 x 38 inches

This view shows the scroll from the side. The next view shows the non-text side of the drawing.
Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall pencil, graphite, tape, ink, BIC ballpoint pen, matte medium on mulberry paper
Up close / in the distance / now
2018
pencil, graphite, tape, ink, BIC ballpoint pen, matte medium on mulberry paper
340 x 38 inches

This is a view of the non-text side of the drawing.
Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall ink, pencil, tape on mulberry paper
Boiling point (5 works in this series)
2018
ink, pencil, tape on mulberry paper
One section is 94½ x 27½ inches and the other four are 46 x 27½ inches

A part of the writing in these drawings focus on issues of anger and rage. I was thinking about the levels of discontent that people live with, whether triggered by relatively insignificant incidents or by a buildup of frustration over time, and the need for an appropriate outlet to diffuse and address the intensity, before it erupts in explosive ways.
Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall pencil, graphite, matte medium, tape on mulberry paper, with maple dowels
Conflict of interest
2018
pencil, graphite, matte medium, tape on mulberry paper, with maple dowels
this view, 34 X 42 inches, configuration variable - size and configuration variable

This is a two-sided drawing where the ink soaking through the paper influenced the opposing side of the work. The final presentation of this piece shows the scroll rolled, deliberately leaving much of the drawing inaccessible.
Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall pencil, paint, ink, graphite, tape on paper with hand-stained wood and glass
A particular kind of quiet
2018
pencil, paint, ink, graphite, tape on paper with hand-stained wood and glass
149 ½ x 60 x 2 inches

This work lies on the floor with wood sections on the top and bottom of the scroll and 2 handmade glass globes sitting in the blue section toward the top of the drawing. The next images shows a detail of the glass globes.
Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall pencil, paint, ink, graphite, tape on paper with hand-stained wood and glass
A particular kind of quiet, DETAIL
2018
pencil, paint, ink, graphite, tape on paper with hand-stained wood and glass
149 ½ x 60 x 2 inches

This is a detail from the top of the preceding image and shows the glass globes that sit in the blue section on the top.
Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall pencil, graphite, ink, Bic pen, tape on paper
You might wait forever
2018
pencil, graphite, ink, Bic pen, tape on paper
60 x 106½ inches

This drawing was made after a protracted illness, so much of the text is referencing a reorganizing of priorities. The next image shows a detail from this piece.
Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall pencil, graphite, ink, Bic pen, tape on paper
You might wait forever, DETAIL
2018
pencil, graphite, ink, Bic pen, tape on paper
60 x 106½ inches

This is a detail from the preceding image.
Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall pencil, paint, and incised marks on paper
The dividing line
2017
pencil, paint, and incised marks on paper
109 x 60 inches

This drawing was started in 2016 and was influenced by disturbing events beginning with the attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and continuing through the presidential election, its aftermath and the ongoing fallout that continues to affect how people navigate the dividing lines that run through so many layers of our culture. It is one of the darker drawings I have made with much of the work abraded and buried in graphite. A detail follows.
Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall pencil, paint, and incised marks on paper
The dividing line DETAIL
2017
pencil, paint, and incised marks on paper
109 x 60 inches

This is a detail from the previous image.
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