Shelagh Keeley is known for her massive, site-specific wall drawings. She identifies the spaces where she will work, and then plans her piece for six months to a year. The final product is always a mix of forethought and spontaneity—in a performance-like act, Keeley ultimately makes her work in the moment, responding to temporal cues like feelings and weather. She forcefully exerts her body and uses her hands to create symbolic drawings that are fluid and gestural. Keeley’s work is strongly influenced by the spaces where she works. “You can’t fight with architecture,” she says. “It’s a dialogue with the space of the walls.” The drawings, which often include collage elements, are recorded photographically.