Friday, January 30, 2009

A sketchbook page raises the question: what is thingness? What makes a drawing of a thing more interesting or iconic than the thing itself? How it sits, how the lines intersect, how the lines vary in thickness, the angle of repose? I've done colophons for book series, for publishers and companies. Tiny images of things, for which I draw pages and pages of the same thing; they pick one. That one little drawing had thingness the others didn't have. What was it? Art directors must see things. I think I can too, but it's a trick.

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