Off and on over the past couple years I've been making drawings involving draped or folded cloth. Usually the cloth appears to cover or contain an object, but the object is either missing or completely hidden.
Some of these drawings have morphed into a more crumpled form. As if it were discarded paper. In these I intentionally leave out details that would make it clear what the crumpled material is. It's seems I'm more interested in only creating a visual place-holder for a form or object, but not concerned to what that object is. It is a drawing after all, and not the thing it appears to represent. They are non-objects.
Out of these studies developed the much more recognizable "empty cape" pictures. These use either an entire Batman cape but have no body, or blend a combination of draped cloth that hint of the bottom edge of Batman's cape.
I'm still working out what is at play in these images, and where they may go. There are obvious connections of hiding or concealing something obvious. The empty superhero cape creates a specific level of recognition, but I really like how removing the body makes it more about how ideas are represented and how the meaning is changed when a key component is left out.
I have loads of these and will be putting more of them up in the coming weeks and months.