Too good means bad
Just when you think things are going well, a monkey wrench always seems to find its way into the works. That’s what happened to me yesterday. I was back on track to finish up my move and my car’s engine light came on after a strange jerking while driving about 30-35 mph. I wasn’t a bad feeling, the jerking that is, but, I didn’t like it and then, the light came on. I’ve already stopped to see my handsome mechanic(s) about a tuneup, which I know I need. Maybe that will clear up this problem. But, I don’t want to drive much in order to not cause more expensive of a problem… if possible.
“Drawing is the oldest way of making art. It’s also the most current. And just as the mainstream emergence of video and photography characterised the 1990s, so the present revival of interest in line may well come to define the present decade. Contemporary art is being transformed by a resurgence of drawing – as seen in the world’s leading galleries, art fairs and biennials. At the same time, drawing is being transformed by contemporary art.” [By Gabriel Coxhead – Financial Times – March 24 2006]
I have noticed a resurgence in drawing but, I have always liked drawing for some of the reasons outlined in this recently published article.
“[T]he most profound effect of the resurgence of interest in line has been a shift away from this notion that drawing is a preliminary stage, used only to develop ideas for a final piece in a different medium.”
Using drawings are exploratory tools has been a way to see how artists develop ideas. If drawings now take on the importance of a finished work then it would seem that drawings that are incomplete or “failed” would seem to never see the light of day. That is something that bothers me because even failed drawings often have something worth looking at. Not always, of course. Read more…