Sunday, March 14, 2010
Force of line
This weekend I took a workshop with Michael Dickter called Force of Line. We explored what line is and what it can be, from a basic to a sophisticated mark, from a mechanical to gestural line. We explored line using a variety of drawing tools and non-traditional materials such twigs, working with the same image in a variety of methods to discover how line is integral to image-making. Drawing with a stick was by far my favorite. The pitcher's negative space slowly revealed itself to me as a bird and the heavy outline of the object was transformed into whimsical doodles of peacocks reminiscent of those my mother made.