About this Artwork
So many different storms, so hard to capture.
Beginning in the wake of hurricanes Irene and Sandy, this artwork was made by tightly clasping a bunch of colored and graphite pencils held by both hands, drawing forcefully as a single moving multi-lined force.
The aim was to capture the very moment when clouds turn into rain.
Works within this series have won Grand Prizes in two different international Drawing Triennials, and are found in many private collections worldwide.
About the Artist
Jaanika Peerna is an Estonian-born artist whose work encompasses drawing, video, installations and performances. She creates abstract drawings on thin plastic paper through intuitive physical movements inspired by, and reminiscent of dance.
She lives and works in New York, Berlin and Tallinn.