The Practice that is Drawing...
In yesterday's post I displayed the results of my revisit to the painting "Window." Fascinating is the research that is art making: This painting had advanced beyond the structure of my current approach. What you have been witnessing in this blog is me stripping away the most accessible knowledge in my intellect, replacing it with far deeper information. The knowledge necessary while making profound art is non-identifiable, non-verbal, and non-quantifiable, and cannot be listed on this page. This body of knowledge must be accessible while in the act of art-making. Practicing means falling into the abyss of the non-verbal intellect and letting it take over. The profundity of the resulting art is the measure of this knowledge.
Given the insight I tried to describe above, my recent encounter with "Window" is even more dramatic than seen in the image posted yesterday. Yesterday I entered the studio, sat in front of "Window," and was blown away by the stuff it would take to solve it. This painting cannot be solved by anything I am able to describe. I have to jump into it, and let it find itself as I find myself. Yesterday I made three drawings with this in mind, practicing rendition born in the abyss that is my authentic knowledge.
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