Artistic licence / by Sasha Ward

I enjoyed seeing my old work again, so here is some more. Above is a page from my 1987 sketchbook when I was designing a window for a house in Oxfordshire. This design was rejected  because of its industrial feel, the pylons in particular - outrageous because pylons are such a huge part of the Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire landscape. 

I remember when I was sketching telegraph wires next to an old barn when I was about fifteen, my Dad suggested to me that I didn't need to put the wires in the drawing. He explained this was called "artistic licence". It was a great relief to discover that I could leave things out if I wanted to, but pylons and telegraph poles are usually the things that I decide to leave in.

 Pylons drawn and photographed near Yate                                                 Drawing from the attic at Kelmscott Manor

Pylons drawn and photographed near Yate                                                 Drawing from the attic at Kelmscott Manor