Yesterday I wrote of misdirection. I was actually writing about an old bad habit. I exhaust myself, then relax into production of poor, useless work. I attacked this habitual problem by making four drawings. I needed to prove I could remain attentive and aware through work after work. I practiced staying true during execution. I believe I have finally adjusted myself away from habitually repetitive misdirection. One after the other I made drawings in harmony with my basic instincts, not losing track due of exhaustion. Time will tell if I have succeeded in raising my awareness to a new level which will not be lowered when I tire.
What does this mean to my art? In drawings, which have no color, shapes and forms make the composition. Each must be created in simultaneous awareness of ight, form, and shape, and each in a robust and expressive manner. Composition means nothing if it does not animate with an expressive structure. In my case the forms wthin the structure tend to be human figures, but not exclusively. All four drawings made yesterday took on this call for duty. You can judge if they succeeded. I am happy.
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