Alison Lambert is a charcoal artist I have used throughout my Foundation year. I admire her work because she uses the charcoal so intensely to form extremely powerful ‘in your face’ artworks. The torn paper adds to the atmosphere Lambert is creating by giving it the feeling of deconstruction and reconstruction. This could be interpreted into the deconstruction of the face and how life experience and the challenges we face can cause this. Lambert uses a lot of compressed charcoal to create great amounts of tone and depth to the work. The charcoal mixed with the ripped paper forms texture and a grittiness to her artwork. The use of white pastel and compressed charcoal forms tones and highlight to create a 3D life-like piece.