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ALANA COLLINS

I STARTED WORKING WITH LINE BY accident. During art school I began making abstract pieces with graphite pencils. I wanted to experiment with pencil and see what it was capable of. I rarely planned a drawing, rather I would just let it unfold until a form started to emerge.

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