Thousand Sketches 2006-7 Walter Logeman

Thousand Sketches is a project I began in the New Zealand spring in 2006 and completed in the spring of 2007. I made 1000 sketches on my Tablet PC and posted them to this blog. I also recorded my learning process about art & artists and my visits to galleries in Australia, New Zealand and the U.S.A.
The focus of the work is my everyday experience. Each sketch reveals the next layer of exploration. All the images are sketches, yet some are more like paintings, watercolours or oils.

I printed the many of the images using pigment ink and archival materials. The physical objects and their virtual origins enhance each other.
Towards the end of the project my work clarified. I saw it as one art work, a not a ThousandSketches but one project, one ‘installation, a process of discovery. There are three aspects: images, website, prints. It is these three elements that can be seen together as one work.

The project is a foundation for my continuing work, recorded in a category of my blog:

Walter Logeman

Image 1000 — Departing Force

One Huge Display

I had a dream last night that all thousand sketches were printed and mounted onto 8″ square photo blocks and displayed around a huge gallery. The display was for sale for $2,000,000 for the whole set. Half to the dealer.

It looked really good, people loved it, thousands of people were looking very intently at the whole project. I like to think of this as one project, not a lot of separate sketches.

A few thumbnails to get the feel, though they were in one single line in the dream:

The beat goes on

Quoting an email I just got.

Hi Walter,

Your artwork was mentioned in Germany’s Beat magazine. They reviewed our first live release and included your circle as the associated artwork.

Signals Under Tests – “Live at verbal Arts” – Beat Magazine Review

“Even though the Irish duo, consisting of Ricky Graham & John King, is actually still working behind the scenes on their first studio album with great attention to detail, this live recording sounds already stunningly mature and in no way like a test. Highly minimal sound grounds, with a high affinity for backward loops, are cut by glamorous jazz-specific guitars and extend up to eleven minutes as in dream time. The enigmatic cover by Walter Logeman congenially complements the music.”




The Gallery

New display of Outliers in the Gallery. All 10 from Thousand Sketches.


Can’t believe it is Months since I posted here! Thousand Sketches were completed 19 months ago.

Circles & syncronicity

I just updated a post I did in October Added an picture I said I’d add of a Frank Stella painting.

Finished up simplifying my image while I was there. Of course the original is still there in the original post, but here is the tweaked one:

This image is available printed in a limited edition. It is available exclusively on Felt, a New Zealand Art & Craft website.

image felt art for sale site

#1000 Departing Force

Click to go to larger Departing Force image

#1000 Departing Force
Larger Image.

For the vertical to descend it departs as it returns.

So this is 1000. Thanks for your appreciation, encouragement involvement. So many people have cheered me on. Thank you!


I will continue to post here about the Thousand Sketches as the project continues to transform itself though I will not be adding sketches. You can stay in touch by subscribing to the feed for Thousand Sketches.

I will continue to blog & sketch on on my old blog: Psyberspace, please subscribe there and stay in touch as I continue to explore the psyche in Cyberspace, with sketches too of course.

This image is now featured in the Walter Logeman: Gallery