Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Christopher Sleeping

This is a modeled drawing of my son Christopher. 5B pencil on 9" x 12" Strathmore 400 Series Sketch Pad Paper.

I am reading The Zen of Seeing by Frederick Franck, a book I am finding very inspiring. Here is one quote:

Who is man, the artist? He is the unspoiled core of everyman, before he is choked by schooling, training, conditioning until the artist-within shrivels up and is forgotten. Even in the artist who is professionally trained to be consciously "creative" this unspoiled core shrivels up in the rush toward a "personal style", in the heat of competition to be "in". And yet that core is never killed completely.

Happily, the book offers advice on how to re-connect to the core. The book views drawing as a form of meditation and a way to connect to all things.

1 comment:

Jeanette said...

There is something very intimate about watching someone sleep and to capture it on paper, even more so. Lovely.