"In winter in Woldgate the branches of trees seem to be stretching upwards, searching for nourishing light… When the snow came in late December 2010 (twenty-ten) I began to draw it on my iPad sitting in a car. I had the drawings printed out about five feet high. After making five or so like this I began to realise that using the iPad could be a very good method of recording all the changes that I knew would occur on this quiet road, and that I had already begun the work… Winter is not black and white; when the show is there it can be, but it doesn’t stay long around here. Even on dull days there is a lot of colour if you really look."
- David Hockney
David Hockney “The Arrival of Spring” is on view at L.A. Louver through August 29.
IMAGES: (top) David Hockney, The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 (twenty eleven) - 4 January , 2011, iPad drawing printed on paper, 55 x 41 1/2 in. (139.7 x 105.4 cm), © David Hockney, Photo: Richard Schmidt; (bottom) Installation view of “The Arrival of Spring” at L.A. Louver
QUOTE: Excerpt from “The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 (twenty-eleven),” David Hockney: A Bigger Picture