drawing

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.

2016

2016

2014

 

2015

 

2009-2010