Art is a necessary part of my life. The process of putting pencil to paper or looping needle and yarn help me process my thoughts and feelings
Art is a necessary part of my life. The process of putting pencil to paper, or looping needle and yarn, help me process my thoughts and feelings. Focusing on the process of creation frees up my mind to wander and problem-solve. Seeing the line of color as it turns into form or image gives me insights into whatever is on my mind.
There have been times in my practice, like now, when I have enough space to dedicate to making. Whether I have space or not, playing with form and image clears my mind and focuses me on next steps, so over the years, the process has crept into practices that fit in between things. Instead of weaving and dyeing, I knit more. Instead of print-making, I papercut or make origami.
When I lived in Spain, this process bubbled up through work with my students into oil-pastel drawings, that were focused both on final results and process.
This short private showing was made up of works that instantiate different ways of recording and making visible the process and revelation of drawing and other art that fits in-between.
Although I started this with one thing in mind, the process of creating the mechanism to display this particular work inspired me. I am hoping to turn this display mechanism into a mobile display unit in which I can tell stories, share moments, create space for people to interact. So often art is both a narrative or metaphor for its own moment, and a springboard for the next.