Almond Horizon, 2013
Drawings, group of 10
Pencil and crayon on school notes from 1924
33 x 21,5 cm
Almond Horizon is the title of a series of drawings by musician and visual artists Steve Roden. This series of drawings on exercise sheets from grammar school dating back to 1928. The origin of these papers is Roden’s family history. They are relics of his uncle, who had been considered a child prodigy, a genius, but passed away early in his life. Steve Roden converses with the repeated words in the old spelling and math exercises and develops pieces of concrete poetry in combination with colored drawings. As in previous works the series Almond Horizon emerge from the artist’s subjective conversation with an existing situation or found text.
Each sheet is carefully framed by a white wooden frame 30 x 40 cm each.