Seems like I can't let it go — so the quest for a drawing that will sell in the local charity auction continued. The positive reviews for drawing, Untitled-09·17·2013, made me believe it was ultimately too complex and too sophisticated to offer it at the charity auction (the required price would prohibit its sale). So yesterday I made this drawing. I am going to refuse to put a lot of time into the drawing I began yesterday; I will keep it simple. All this seeking after a drawing to sell for charity has distracted me from where I thought I was going, but perhaps in a good way. When a visitor to my studio saw drawing Untitled-09·17·2013 she said, "You could not compromise yourself. That's OK. You made this drawing even though you wanted to make a work that would sell in the auction." By saying that, she indicated drawing Untitled-09·17·2013 was indeed, deeply mine. I was shocked because I thought I was transforming myself into a latter day Dr. Seuss. Perhaps Dr. Seuss and I truly have things in common.
Full Disclosure: I have not been in the studio as much as I need in order to feel fully satiated. Yesterday, besides the search for water on my property, I attended the third of six films in the Telluride Film Festival at Dartmouth College. I have been seeing every film in the festival. Yesterday's film was "The Lunch Box," written and directed by Ritesh Batra. It was excellent.
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