It's a new day. I'm beginning 2013 with an initiative called the Domino Drawing Project-a year long endeavor to create one small drawing or collage a day. Fueled by favorite plant forms, musical rhythms, reading, woodland walks, excursions around town and desire-my intention is to make and find relationships between each successive image and carry them forward through color, form or content. Another desire is to participate in a more rigorous dialogue between observation, ideas and execution. Just 15 days in and it’s already got a hold on me-today while walking across a field of frozen snow with open sections of black dirt tumbled with sticks and dried leaves-I imagined the earth as a large ink drawing and pictured the open ground in front of me in varying hues of black and gray sketched line.
Daily drawing is a good catalyst to work through ideas-new, fleeting and those long on simmer. I also like that drawing, my first true love, is getting more attention. Right now my favorite tool is a black fine-point pen but I look forward to experimenting with new materials in the coming weeks.