Drawing the line

ben butler

A new artist on our radar is Ben Butler.  He creates complex, beautiful images using hundreds of finely drawn lines. We like how elemental the drawings are, each constructed with the simple building block of a thin line. New lines are added, converge and build into an organic mass. At times these masses resemble a cloud, a net, a topographic map, or maybe a thought.


The images feel orderly and random at the same time. Some remind us of an undulating sea, calm but brimming with potential energy. Take a look through his website to see more.

images via Ben Butler


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