Saturday, March 07, 2009

Drawing

I think that I should draw more. Drawing is a mode of thinking. Ashile Gorkey spent a whole summer just drawing. Barns, fields, trees, flowers. Richard Serra said that his best work in sculpture happened while he was drawing intensely. The idea is that you train your eye. What do I do instead of drawing? I stitch. I take photos. I think that I should draw more.

1 comment:

  1. Have you ever heard of Danny Gregory? He's written a few books about drawing and journaling - Creative License is the most drawing centered, but there's also An Illustrated Life (about journals) and a memoir call Everyday Matters. I highly recommend them all - he talks a lot about the transformational possibilities of drawing and about learning to see as opposed to learning to draw. Very inspiring!

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