Helen Scalway has recently been developing her work on arrows in two ways. There is a paper, for the Drawing Research Network’s conference on Drawing Knowledge at Loughborough University. In her paper (available here), she travels around the questions raised for the constitution of ‘knowledge’ by the loaded and vexed icon of the arrow, as it is unthinkingly and reductively used in graphics software.
Helen is also going to be following up this work, with an online residency at the London Centre for Recent Drawing research. The residency will run over 6-8 weeks from early autumn, providing space to develop more images and reflections on the ‘the Arrow as Icon’.