I show two days of work today. This has to do with the way I am now approaching work. I am getting to the studio as early as possible. This is the new paradigm. It does not allow me to blog every day. Every other day my late afternoons get absorbed by an exercise session. By the time I am done exercising I do not have enough energy to go through the prep and the writing of this visual & verbal blog.
About the work shown here. Interesting, isn't it?! Yesterday's drawings are reproduced below. Yesterday's second drawing was done after I looked at drawings by Willem de Kooning. Yesterday's first drawing had me exploring the problem of depth: I experimented with a possible solution using boxes, and shapes, with interior holes. But today's drawing (above) is the excellent one. Yesterdays' drawings came out of weary wonderment, but today's drawing flowed from a different portion of my intuition. It invented itself. I was a mere vessel of its execution. Today's drawing took the entire studio session. When producing a drawing as complex as this one, I sometimes step back and look with amazement at so many, many lines making up the composition. It happens as Picasso once explained... making art is made best as simple reaction, as in closing a window if a cold draft is annoying.
Drawings-03·18·2015 Nos. 1 & 2, pencil on paper, 16X20 & 14X11 inches
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