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Untitled ~ Louise Despont; graphite & colored pencil on antique ledger book pages, 55 x 50.5 inches #art #sketch #pattern

Louise Despont - Revelers- Ms. Despont draws on pages from antique ledger books, which are interesting in their own right. She fills the sheets with neat, diagrammatic arrangements of floral starbursts and overlapping diamonds, her gentle shadings of pencil punctuated by the occasional dot of copper leaf. Often the graceful longhand of the ledger books is visible beneath the layers of drawing; their rows of numbers work with Ms. Despont’s patterns to conjure mystical calculations. -K…