Self Protection

My readings by, and about Paul Klee, Bauhaus Master, have caused me to seek to draw the simplest possible line that would express what is inside me. Klee said that ‘art does not reproduce the visible but makes visible’. I take this to mean, art is a process through which one’s inner reality is brought […]

Abstract – Transcription

I’ve been playing with lines again. I kept the paper relatively unpopulated with marks and varied the thickness of the lines I put down.  In the back of my mind, I must have been thinking of my ongoing recording project (converting my long playing records into computer format), as some of that iconology seeped into my composition. I kept […]

Bird Watching Bird

Below is another sketch, whose inspiration came from the pictures on the inside of my eyelids, the other day. (I don’t consider them dream images, since they were in front of me. When I dream, I am immersed in the vision.) I’ve always aspired to create a simple line drawing like those that seemed to flow […]

Stand Up Guy

I don’ t know why my doodles lately have three-lobed forms. I guess three is an easy number of which to keep track, and to replicate if need be.  I like the three-digit hands and feet in particular. Who needs those other pesky appendages? There is more justification. For example, a tripod is an inherently […]

What to Create?

Most day’s I have a pretty good idea about what I want to draw or paint. However, more days than not, I struggle to come up with something. Today was one of those days. Today’s experiment: One of my strategies is to page through some of my art books for inspiration. I usually turn to Paul […]

Progress

Quite a while ago in this blog, I wrote about the artist Joan Miro (Peinture-Poésie). I was fascinated by his paintings and how he used icons. For a while, I tried developing my own expressive shorthand (Narrative or Portrayal of Feelings; ‘Stop’ Icon Development; Icons in Practice; Progress in Iconology).  I was, on the whole, […]

Precursor

Today’s watercolor experiment: I have an obsession about the past. In part, it has to do with my desire to go back in time to try and fix things. My older brother Mike has a lot to do with that. He is autistic, low functioning and nonverbal. I have never been able to communicate with […]

Puzzling

I haven’t looked at much artwork up close for quite a while. I love a lot of the work of my fellow bloggers, but mostly I look at them on the small format of my phone. The ideal way to view visual art is in person: at galleries or museums. Sad to say I don’t […]