No delusion; this is my hope. These two drawings are manifest my entire live in searching of the stuff I know to be true, true to me. The drawing at the top resembles a painting I did when studied with Philip Guston; I have come a long way since then. These drawings accept my natural impulse, my nature of seeing. Acknowledgement means a big step because I added my personal record of effort and learning to natural impulse; technical learning allows me to make substantial stuff my younger self could only imagine.
It is not the forms we see that inform; it is the absence between the form, the negative space between the residence of forms, that makes information. I know this. I am working to feel this. I am working to make my knowing into real visual information. This is one more tick to be ticked on my list of quests. There is (i) centering. Now there is (ii) negative space as potent information. If you doubt my reasoning, take a good look at works by Egon Schiele.
This is getting to be... yeah it is! 2017 No.13 is reasonably better. Learning continues. This is state 19. There will be one more state. Learning comes in two varieties: (1) Increase in the activity's global understanding, (2) Increase in knowledge that is specific to the object at hand. However, one kind of learning cannot proceed without both occurring. It is never one or the other, never just global knowledge or knowledge specific to the object. 2017 No.13 is currently witnessing more the latter than the former.
Yesterday's drawing continues my recent inquiry into left versus right juxtaposition.
Below is my return visit to a drawing from November 25, 2017. This is state 2. It is better than state 1. Follow your eyes and all gets better, as least in this game.
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