Room 2D
Graphite and layered varnish

A site specific drawing installation at the Carlton Arms Hotel in the Gramercy/Flatiron area of New York City. Created over a three week residency at the hotel, curated by Alexandra Wolkowicz as part of her themed season of rooms based around the idea of Magic.

The Carlton Arms Hotel has been a hotel for over a hundred years. It has seen the comings and goings of many residents and has been witness to a remarkable century of New York City's history. When I first spent time in the room it soon became clear that the drawing would just emerge from the atmosphere. I just had to act as the note taker as I felt the friction of all those residents, imagined their stories and circumstances, highs and lows.

Room 2D from Jon Barraclough on Vimeo.