My approach to drawing is pretty direct and immediate. When I found about the surrealist practice of automatic drawing it really resonated with me. I just kind of put my pencil on the paper and start drawing. Over time I’ve built a sort of vocabulary of lines. I also erase a lot and sometimes the erased lines stay visible and become part of the drawing (also that effect led me to make animations). I don’t usually have an image in mind before I start to draw. I like to nudge my images toward animal-like characters that interact with each other. I erase and redraw until what I see registers as complete.
These are some people who draw and paint that have been and are inspiring to me: Jean Dubuffet, Paula Rego, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Phillip Guston, Bob Thompson, Susan Rothenburg, Baselitz, Polly Apfelbaum, Alice Neel, Jockum Nordstrom, and the people who are involved with The Royal Art Lodge.