RIBA Journal Eye Line 2014
George Saumarez Smith awarded Third Winner in RIBA Journal Eye Line Drawing Competition 2014
"Composition, minimalism, complexity and detail characterise this year's Eye Line drawing competition" RIBAJ
Comments from the judges:
As Saumarez Smith’s drawing of a Selmer Bb clarinet came up on the screen there were murmurs of delight among the judges. ‘I want to draw a clarinet,’ said Narinder Sagoo. Then, less wistfully: ‘It is an example of how people develop an ability to judge scale.’ This measured drawing, apparently from Saumarez Smith’s notebook, has an economy of line of and detail that all the judges appreciated. Hugh Pearman pointed out how he had elegantly answered the question of how to show cork with just a few dots. Susanna Heron was intrigued by how he had judged where on the clarinet the division of the notebook should fall. ‘The relationship with the fold is very skilful,’ she said. Saumarez Smith’s linocut also attracted the judges for a different craft – this time representing a ceramic pattern.