Hondartza Fraga has set herself a challenge for 2015. The artist has decided to do one drawing a day for the whole year… and all of them are going to be earth globes. She says she has always loved them; “old, new, grand, minimalistic, all types and colours. Since the earth makes one turn around the sun in one year, it seemed to fit nicely with the idea of drawing the earth each day…”
She will be updating the progress in social media and in her personal blog: dartzee.wordpress.com or you can also follow her progress on Instagram @dartzee – we are so glad we stumbled upon her! > click below for larger pictures <
Artist bio :: Born 1982, Cabanas, A Coruña, Spain. Graduated from a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at The University of the Basque Country (Spain) in 2005; she completed an MA in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University in 2007. She has exhibited nationally (Liverpool, London, Sheffield) and internationally (Portugal, Spain, Norway, Istanbul, Italy). Hondartza is currently a studio holder at Patrick Studios (East Street Arts) in Leeds.
“I use drawing, photography, animation and video as my main mediums to explore our individual and collective relation to the world around us, the different ‘distances’ between ourselves and everything else: spatial, temporal, emotional, cultural and imagined. In my work are featured model ships, maps, earth globes and other domestic objects that evoke an idea of travel, faraway places and extreme landscapes, in particular deep seas and deep space. These objects act as links between home and elsewhere, questionning the meaning of both terms and our position in-between.
The sea is a constant reference for it represents everything that is remote to us, the unknown that because of its uncouthness is promptly romanticized. Her most recent work explores whales, whale carcasses and the place of these great mammals in the human imagination.
I am currently working on a new project titled Curio•sea•ty, in collaboration with artist Lorna Barrowclough, exploring human relationships with the sea.” via http://www.hondartzafraga.com/