Saturday, November 14, 2009

Today, Blind Nucleus, All lies, Oyster and Musik

During the last couple of weeks the sky has been so full of rain, dark, wind blowing, certainly this leaves it's imprint in my drawings. Here are five of the drawings I did during this time, you can enlarge them by clicking on the pictures.

As I already pointed out in one of my previous posts, I'm not drawn to color right now, but love the simple things: a piece of paper and an inkpen. I use to draw with Staedtler ink pens on thick ARCHE paper 300g, mainly because I'm used to this paper, it's off-white color and grainy but still smooth surface, and I like that the drawings look a bit like etchings on this paper.

The process is always the same, I sit comfortably, and hold the ink pen loosely in one hand, either the right or the left hand, and draw while thinking of an idea, an experience, a feeling, a person, a situation. The emotions come from the heart, the unconscious, the body and then they travel through my conscious mind, into my eager hand:) while my eyes watch, harmonize and wait.

It's very exciting to observe what emerges on the paper....
"TODAY" - a day unwinds, meandering through my occupations, doing this and that, meeting other people, working, relaxing.
"BLIND NUCLEUS" - drawn with my eyes shut, I try to create a center, in which I can stay a while and meditate...
"ALL LIES" - Here I wanted to create some tension between different kind of marks, lines, dots, circles and slashes, composing a sort of map. The title popped up right after the last stroke:)
"OYSTER" - in need of protection (a side effect of misty, dark November?) and wanting to protect, but stay in contact with the surrounding world, a symbiosis too
"MUSIC" - I love this one, music floating through the air, like a gift from above, it's not really a substance, but you can feel it and almost touch it and play with strands of sounds...


I wish you a very pleasant weekend, we have mild temperatures here in Paris, sunshine and rain alternate, and France just scored a goal in the Eire/France match:)
love
Andrea

27 comments:

klaproos said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmm
andrea, i like this way of drawing:-)
it's very spontane,
and that shows:-)

with love from a rainy and cloudy holland:-)

sukipoet said...

So meditative. I love your stories with the drawings too. maybe I will try something like this in my notebook. Mild weather here too. Thanks for sharing your wonderful drawings.

yvette said...

it's like me felting my soul..but different..

dagdag
yvette

Jessie said...

So beautiful Andrea! I love the marks you're making, they're so sensitive. The floating one is just that! :)

Lynn said...

Your art is always so provocative. These are no exception.

Martine said...

Du hast dirselbst ein schönes wochenende gezeichnet Andrea. Da spielt der regen keine rolle mehr.
XXXm

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Welcome back to Paris. Line drawing if fun. All sorts of things come out of them. HOpe you had a wonderful time with Family.

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William Cook said...

Andrea--

It is so refreshing to discover someone like you who understands the real purpose of art on such a deep level. Your themes are my themes--balance, meditation, centering the interior in the face of the unending assault on our consciousness, the appeal to simplify and turn away from the stuff and nonsense of this life. I am happy to note that you're work is discovering itself, courageously, unconcerned with its own ego, with you the observer--the correct and most healthy position for the artist to take (as opposed to the numb adolescent show-off approach). Your little drawings clearly say that. Your "All Lies" takes the shape of a goats head (appropriately) to my eye. Did you intend this? It is a phenomenal piece. Bravo, Andrea. Thank you for expressing these things in such a direct way.

I am your newest fan,
Wm Cook

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