Sunday, May 15, 2011
I really like this quote I found HERE that discusses my very dilemma...
"Process, and the trace of that process, are integral to drawing. The action used to make a mark becomes that mark. The drawing is an image of an action. The visual marks made by sound, the doing and undoing of a mark, the space of a mark, at their core all have the essence of an action.
A drawing and a sculpture, there is no clear line between the two. Some sculptures are three dimensional drawings. What begins as a drawing can become a sculptural object. A conversation develops between the two dimensional and the three dimensional. Materials used for making sculpture are used for drawing - so plastic tubing used within a sculpture is then dipped in ink and used as a drawing tool - and the sculpture and the drawing become part of each other. Discovering how an object draws itself is a way of understanding the essence of that object."
So, this this brings me to the drawings/performances of Tony Orrico, which have ignited this entire dialogue. I wish I had been exposed to these in drawing class. One day when I'm a grown-up (ha), if I ever have to opportunity to teach a drawing class (or some sort of special topics class), I would love to assign projects that are performative and process-based. The possibilities are endless, and the creative potential is without bounds. Check out these videos of Tony Orrico... they are utterly mesmerizing.