Sep 15, 2010


This drawing is from a lifetime ago when I was a receptionist in Chicago.  I drew a lot answering phones at that job.

We all have a unique doodle.  Mine is very Miroesque I think.  I've made hundreds of drawings since this one so in some ways my skill level has improved, but there's a looseness to these marks I want back.  Life can tighten things up.  

A few years ago I had a long conversation about a group of paintings and drawings my photographer friend had just shot.   He said something that has stayed in the forefront of my process ever since - "You should pull more of your drawing marks into your paintings."  It's  easy to become constricted while painting and forget that really it's just drawing.  Looking at Cy Twombly helps too.  

   (Image pulled from poster for show from Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne - no title)

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE that drawing of yours--really, really wonderful and such the best thing to see as I head in to teaching drawing for 6 hours!