Graphic works by Sylvia and Tony Convey
Essay by Colin Rhodes
Tellurian Research Press
‘When I was a child in solitude with my pencils and crayons and scraps of paper I felt that I was drawing the world together’. So reads Sylvia Convey’s reflection in the opening pages of ‘Spirit Lines’, an evocative hardcover book documenting the graphic outsider art of Sylvia and Tony Convey. Bringing together a selection of their drawings, etchings, monoprints, screen prints and collage, the book traces the Conveys’ lived and oneiric experiences through thematised chapters including ‘Eros’, ‘Family’ and ‘The Uncanny’. Many of the works have never been on view before, hidden in sketchbooks and in the artists’ studios for decades, offering the reader an intimate glimpse into the unique oeuvres of this self-described ‘tribe of two’.