I’m working on an “exploration” drawing. My explorations begin with a feeling or meaning and I keep drawing until I find it on the paper. In this one, I’m looking for the feeling in this series of words:
under>beneath>shelter >protected >insulated
I’m not sure where the desire to draw “under” or “beneath” came from, but it had been floating around in my mind, in one form or another, for a few weeks. I’d sketched a sprouted bulb shape over and over again without knowing why until I saw it emerge in this drawing.
In addition to exploring a feeling, this drawing works with spaces and shapes. It feels very physical when I pull the drawing out of the paper with highlights and push it back in again with shadows. Drawing like this makes me feel in tune. With everything.
WIP = Work In Progress
There’s no image of this piece to show you because I don’t have a scanner at the moment. (I’m working on that.)
It may be that I don’t have a scanner because many things about this drawing are unclear, and showing it to you would make me feel vulnerable. (I’m working on that too.)