Scrolls on and off the wall
Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall pencil, graphite, charcoal, washi tape on paper with Yahrzeit candle, wood platform
Flashpoint
2021
pencil, graphite, charcoal, washi tape on paper with Yahrzeit candle, wood platform
93 x 60 x 14 inches

I made this drawing in the second half of 2020 into 2021. My writing reflects the political climate, protests, and natural disasters during this time alongside personal reflections on loss and distraction that I observed as I worked. I included a platform at the base of the drawing with a Yahrzeit candle, which is used in the Jewish religion to honor loved ones who have died, to memorialize those lost at the hands of police and to the pandemic.

Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall pencil, graphite, charcoal, washi tape on paper with Yahrzeit candle, wood platform
Flashpoint, DETAIL
2021
pencil, graphite, charcoal, washi tape on paper with Yahrzeit candle, wood platform
93 x 60 x 14 inches

This is a detail of the text section in the middle of the previous image.
Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall pencil, graphite, charcoal, washi tape on paper with Yahrzeit candle, wood platform
Flashpoint, DETAIL
2021
pencil, graphite, charcoal, washi tape on paper with Yahrzeit candle, wood platform
93 x 60 x 14 inches

This is a detail from the abraded area within the orange taped-off space in the center left section of Flashpoint.
Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall Colored pencil, graphite, and washi tape
Landing
2020
Colored pencil, graphite, and washi tape
96 x 60 inches

The following image shows a detail from this work.
Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall Colored pencil, graphite, and washi tape
Landing, DETAIL
2020
Colored pencil, graphite, and washi tape
96 X 60 inches

This is a detail from the upper center portion of the previous image.
Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall Colored pencil, graphite, tape, ink, on paper with hand-stained wood
Sometimes the question why? does not apply
2019
Colored pencil, graphite, tape, ink, on paper with hand-stained wood
118½ x 60 x 1¾ inches

The text in this drawing is about obligation, expectation, and the pacing and patterns in Igor Levit’s performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, as they relate to changing patterns of tension and contemplation that occur over time.
Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall colored pencil, graphite, ink, and Washi tape on mulberry paper
Things we are and are not willing to wait for
2019
colored pencil, graphite, ink, and Washi tape on mulberry paper
280 x 27 ¼ inches

This is a double-sided scroll drawing on mulberry paper that I made to suspend into the space of a room in two directions, where I confined the text to one side of the work with non-text drawing on the opposite side.

This view shows the text side on the left and the non-text side on the right. The following image shows a detail from the text side.
Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall colored pencil, graphite, ink, and Washi tape on mulberry paper
Things we are and are not willing to wait for, DETAIL
2019
colored pencil, graphite, ink, and Washi tape on mulberry paper
280 x 27 ¼ inches

This is a detail from the text side of the scroll seen in the preceding image.
Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall Pencil, graphite, matte medium, and washi tape on paper
Rough Terrain
2019
Pencil, graphite, matte medium, and washi tape on paper
105 x 60 inches
Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall Colored pencil, graphite, ink, and washi tape on mulberry paper
this place / this hour
2019
Colored pencil, graphite, ink, and washi tape on mulberry paper
321 x 27 inches

I was invited to do a project commemorating the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birth. My research resulted in this two-sided 27-foot scroll and a limited-edition artist book. In both projects Walt Whitman’s words, process and internal struggles are intertwined with my own.

This scroll is suspended from the ceiling and extends across the floor in two directions. This view shows the non-text side of the scroll on the left side and the text-based side of the scroll on the right side.
Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall pencil, graphite, paint, tape, ink, on paper with hand-stained wood
Sundowning
2018
pencil, graphite, paint, tape, ink, on paper with hand-stained wood
134 x 60 inches

Sundowning (also known as a sundown syndrome) = a neurological phenomenon associated with increased confusion and restlessness in patients with dementia. It occurs in the late afternoon/early evening. Symptoms include increased agitation; a person may become more upset/anxious/confused/disoriented/suspicious
Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall pencil, graphite, tape, ink, BIC ballpoint pen, matte medium on mulberry paper
Up close / in the distance / now
2018
pencil, graphite, tape, ink, BIC ballpoint pen, matte medium on mulberry paper
340 x 38 inches

This scroll suspends from the ceiling with one side showing primarily the text part of the work and the other side showing non-text drawing. This view shows the text side. The next two images show other views.
Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall pencil, graphite, tape, ink, BIC ballpoint pen, matte medium on mulberry paper
Up close / in the distance / now
2018
pencil, graphite, tape, ink, BIC ballpoint pen, matte medium on mulberry paper
340 x 38 inches

This view shows the scroll from the side. The next view shows the non-text side of the drawing.
Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall pencil, graphite, tape, ink, BIC ballpoint pen, matte medium on mulberry paper
Up close / in the distance / now
2018
pencil, graphite, tape, ink, BIC ballpoint pen, matte medium on mulberry paper
340 x 38 inches

This is a view of the non-text side of the drawing.
Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall ink, pencil, tape on mulberry paper
Boiling point (5 works in this series)
2018
ink, pencil, tape on mulberry paper
One section is 94½ x 27½ inches and the other four are 46 x 27½ inches

A part of the writing in these drawings focus on issues of anger and rage. I was thinking about the levels of discontent that people live with, whether triggered by relatively insignificant incidents or by a buildup of frustration over time, and the need for an appropriate outlet to diffuse and address the intensity, before it erupts in explosive ways.
Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall pencil, graphite, matte medium, tape on mulberry paper, with maple dowels
Conflict of interest
2018
pencil, graphite, matte medium, tape on mulberry paper, with maple dowels
this view, 34 X 42 inches, configuration variable - size and configuration variable

This is a two-sided drawing where the ink soaking through the paper influenced the opposing side of the work. The final presentation of this piece shows the scroll rolled, deliberately leaving much of the drawing inaccessible.
Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall pencil, paint, ink, graphite, tape on paper with hand-stained wood and glass
A particular kind of quiet
2018
pencil, paint, ink, graphite, tape on paper with hand-stained wood and glass
149 ½ x 60 x 2 inches

This work lies on the floor with wood sections on the top and bottom of the scroll and 2 handmade glass globes sitting in the blue section toward the top of the drawing. (Shown on the left side.) The right side shows a detail of the glass globes in the blue-black field.
Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall pencil, graphite, ink, Bic pen, tape on paper
You might wait forever
2018
pencil, graphite, ink, Bic pen, tape on paper
60 x 106½ inches

This drawing was made after a protracted illness, so much of the text is referencing a reorganizing of priorities. The next image shows a detail from this piece.
Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall pencil, graphite, ink, Bic pen, tape on paper
You might wait forever, DETAIL
2018
pencil, graphite, ink, Bic pen, tape on paper
60 x 106½ inches

This is a detail from the preceding image.
Anne Gilman Scrolls on and off the wall pencil, paint, and incised marks on paper
The dividing line
2017
pencil, paint, and incised marks on paper
109 x 60 inches

This drawing (shown in full on the left side) was started in 2016 and was influenced by disturbing events beginning with the attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and continuing through the presidential election, its aftermath and the ongoing fallout that continues to affect how people navigate the dividing lines that run through so many layers of our culture. It is one of the darker drawings I have made with much of the work abraded and buried in graphite. A detail of the center section is shown on the right side.