Translating and expressing what is– not merely assumed shapes or half-memorized lines– draws the essence out of things. To look, and to begin to understand relationships between objects– to compose, edit, push, pull, and correct marks begins to tell a story, becomes a pathway to travel through and across. One which communicates felt experience.
Re-evaluating strengthens a drawing, each line and layer taken away and shifted leaving something of itself behind, a ghosted history which inevitably adds depth to the image. Always the chance to improve if we remain willing to let it all go… willing to wipe the page down and start again, even when some element of beauty has to be sacrificed to get it right. Always something of the previous struggle informing and strengthening the next mark.