It is a few months off 4 years since I began this Thousand Sketches Project almost three years since I completed it in 2007. I have continued with less haste and perhaps less naÃ¯ve enthusiasm… ? on my art blog http://walterlogeman.com/art
While on the Thousand Sketches journey I visited Wellington art dealer Peter McLeavey. “Keep Sketching” to find more of myself, was his advice. I think that is ongoing. I went into acrylics… but it is not possible for me while I have a life as a psychotherapist, work hard. It took a lot to give that a go for a while in 2008-9. Back to digital. And it is mostly abstract, circles & crosses, that is all that wants to be there. I do occasional flowers or mountains, but patterns. pattern and more shapes & textures will squeeze them right out.
There is one unifying simple thing: the hand. I like to use my scrawly writing, it not what comes from my head, but from my hand. Scroll through the last few years of sketches and there is a lot of “hand” scribbling.
This is somewhat typical:
Another more recent, follows:
Continue reading “Thousand Sketches Update – the life of the hand.”
Thousand Sketches is a completed project. 1000 sketches – done.
I am still sketching though, see my current work here In this moment…
Here is a the sketch I posted today, there is other new material in In this moment… My Art Journal!
Challenge and change
Prints are for sale.
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.
#1000 Departing Force
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
A more satisfying version of the hills, of their power.
#0998 Return Cross
As if to return with strength I added the vertical, but I keep going.
So here is another return. Return to earth, hills, New Zealand, lines, incantations, and I am trusting, strength.
Fittingly the last of the incantations is (I return) (with strength) So I thought of the first in the series. here is a return to that. It lacked the strength. I keep going.
#0993 Watch the Weaving
Sometimes we weave & sometimes watch the weaving. This is a return too to Stripes, one of the prints in the Allen Gallery in New York.
#0992 Lenticular Worlds
#0991 Red Light
#0990 Red Light
I dreamt the sky and the earth were dreaming about their love.
#0987 Concentric Currents
#0986 An Approaching Singularity
#0985 Black Distensions
#0984 Reckless Attraction
#0983 Playful Intent
#0982 Churning Movement at the Core
#0981 Contemplating One
One thing leads to another. One of the hopes I have as the project comes to a close is that I will have a sense of unity. Yet I shun that too, I want to honour all the inner pulls and to go in all directions. But that war is tiring and brutal at times. One strong direction for me that has emerged and that is promising as a unifier is earth. I do hills and plants and crosses that symbolise the sacred of the here-and-now of earth. That focus has emerged, and I am pleased to notice it, make a new category. During the life of the project I have applied a maxim: Enhance what emerges. So to build on the earth theme I looked at blogs and articles on sacred earth and sketched moments that appealed and found titles inspired by the musings.
This one reveals a mood! I did this a few days ago when my PC was attacking me. I thought of calling this one Cariflower the shark plant.
These next two are a return as well, to a batch I did early on, at the time of the “Launch” in November 2006.
I am playing more deliberately with a return to earlier sketches.
This is another in the Incantation series. 11. (I am) (taking action)
I thought of green for go, but it is red for action in my world, as the next one shows. This is the “inverse”.
Original post about this series.
Back Up. The disk failures have not been in vane. I now have a backup system par none. I am enjoying the word too… up. Up. Better than a back down.
If you are interested in my backup strategy, read on.
Continue reading “Up”
Back from not being able to use my Tablet for a week. Back from working on the exhibition. Back online.
Wayne Thiebaud in his talk (see earlier post) spoke about the way letters as much as the human figure had lines, spaces and form that could be explored.
I dreamt a woman artist had collaborated with two older men, one did the background the other some frame setting. The woman was to draw in a shark, or was it carp? This was about 20 years ago and she had never completed the project. The men were now dead and famous, the picture would be worth millions, so I encouraged her to add the fish! It is not too late. She did.
I have had more time doing PC backup stuff and fixing crap than sketching. I was thinking of the early novels, Richardson, all made up of letters, which became possible because of the speed-up of the postal system. The speedup led to the conception of letters forming a whole. In those epistolatory novels the letters themselves are part of the plot. OK, self reflective stuff. So this is a bit like that. So is the next one.