This is a project to create a thousand digital sketches in a year, shared with the world through this blog. The project began in the New Zealand Spring 2006 and will end Spring 2007.
I live in Christchurch, New Zealand, and was born in 1944. I have been a psychotherapist for 25 years, listening to the many stories that have come from what Jung calls the collective unconscious. During that time, I have been “gestating” my own expression.
For many years I thought I’d enroll in art school when I retired, a fantasy built on my love of drawing as a child. I realised I’d need to do do something to re-awaken and update my childhood affinity – thus the idea of a thousand sketches in a year. The rest clicked into place: put them online, make it a cyber-project, don’t retire.
I have learned things and had realisations through doing this work. Thousand Sketches is not a totally new turn in my life, it is a development of my years of exploration of the psyche in cyberspace, documented in my other blog & website. It explores a medium, a method and my own creative process in an open forum. As someone remarked at the physical public launch on 2 November 2006, it is a performance. As the project develops I become clearer about my process. My latest statement is on the project’s home page. www.thousandsketches.com
I hope you enjoy the project and sketches. Please explore the various categories and leave comments on the blog. Email me if you have further questions.
Signed, archival quality pigment ink prints were available, however it is unlikely I can deliver them now as I update this blog.
The images can be linked to and or downloaded for personal use. They are covered by a Creative Commons Licence
Updated: Tuesday, 16 January, 2018
Licence for sketches updated: All the sketches are under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 New Zealand (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)