Friday, July 15, 2011

New Drawings

"Interplay 3"
18 in. x 24 in.

"Interplay 2"

Here the pencil guides the mind. This is a game of construction from gestures. The pencil point is the only tool besides the sharpener. Our visual world is fascinatingly complex. The strategy is originality while subverting the urge to label visual content.

Having only a point at the end of my finger, the composition tends to lack geometry, something that design craves. So the circle, oval, horizontal and diagonal become desirable during the process. When they appear they are preserved while remaining subtle, not dominant. Both time and a certain depth add to content. It’s an interplay between the visual and mental realm.

Using a spiral bound sketch book I first tore out a square to write a note to myself. This missing section became a window to the next page. Each drawing has a little section removed to reveal the sheet beneath. In this way they are linked and the missing piece is invisible until the drawing is lifted up and the page turned.