Adina Bricklin

Region: Northeast


City / State: Arlington, MA

My recent drawings are translations of photographs that I’ve traced and rubbed. As I draw, I struggle for mechanical precision, pushing against the limitations of my eyes and my hands and the properties of the materials. My drawing tools degrade and soften the images or emboss the paper with the blemishes of my walls. By confronting my longing for an image on a surface, I investigate the opposing ideals of fact and fiction, clarity and subtlety, and perfection and error. The context of the depicted spaces is human; they show a person-mediated nature from eye level.