Sometimes a drawing has to persuade me to take one more step.

I know what you're thinking, drawings don't talk and they don't persuade people to do anything.

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Well, mine do!

The conversation goes like this.

What is the closest distance between 2 points? How much is too much? If a story has a beginning, middle, and end, how do you know when you're finished? All good questions with no answers.

I place a mark on a white sheet of paper, then another mark, then another and another, only to realize that every mark I make tells me where and what the next mark will be.

I don't pay attention to where this stuff comes from. I just happens, and then I roll into a plateau, and everything is complete.

I am being guided by many elements in a piece.

Once I realized that everything in the world is just combinations of shapes interacting with each other, my way of seeing, changed for ever.


The tough part was letting go of  all those preconceptions that skewed my perception of art and the world around me, and I'm still not completely there.

I get clues from form, line, space, composition and colour, that I'm not even cognitively aware of and yet, it is my overall impression of the picture in front of me that moves me forward or backward or stops me dead in my tracks.

 Once I open-up to the energy of a piece and  it's true identity reveals its self.

Everything can teach you something.

Here is a great quote by Bruce Lee .

"Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot".

Being formless and open is the key to authenticity.