"Untitled" (2004)

"Untitled," 2004
Charcoal and oil on paper, 42 1/4 x 48 inches
Private Collection, Wynnewood, PA
© 2005 Susan Rothenberg/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Courtesy Sperone Westwater, New York

"The gesture of drawing- it’s very different from painting, and I’ve tried to bridge the difference by working with paint on paper as well as charcoal and pencil and graphite. One drawing I did on my stomach, kneeling and crouching over this big piece of paper, so that I couldn’t have any perspective and so that I didn’t have that back and forth space between me, my arm, and the wall. And it turned out quite distorted, but it’s interesting. But the other way I’d like to think about drawing is cradling a board in my hand and drawing, without trying to emulate these big gestures that painting takes."

- Susan Rothenberg