Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Need to Outline

Making a continuous line around a shape in my work is my way of fixating on that shape while at the same time giving it an energy that radiates from it. 
With this drawing here, I remind myself of those times as a kid when I would throw something in the water and watch the circles grow. By throwing more than one thing at a time, I thought I could control the way that the circles grew. 
While I may have disrupted the waves, they always seemed to continue moving away from the original source. Nothing I would do could change that. 
In the same way my drawings take on a force of their own independent of their maker.  Once released there is little I can do to change the course they will take. 

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