About Drawing

 Sea Cairn, Maine 2015

Sea Cairn, Maine 2015

You already know how to draw, you just forgot.  Drawing can be remembered as a natural, creative response to our experience of life and how we feel being here. Children draw and are world-makers when they do.  As adults we tend to limit the aspiration of drawing to how much we can make our drawing look like the thing we are looking at: our friend, a landscape, the stuff on our coffee table, our face in the mirror.  But drawing can be a way to understand and be in relationship with a subject, to become intimate with not only how it looks, but how it feels, what it communicates to us about itself.  Drawing can be full of qualities beyond surface resemblance.  It is a wide road and we arrive on it with a capacity for perception that we didn't know we had.