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Contours, Part VI: Window

Contours VI: Window.

Reflection and Response.

V.

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Contours, Part V: Layers

Contours V: Layers. A blind contour “cross-section” of the city, looking at how the outlines of plants, streets, cars, street lamps, and buildings interact.

Reflection and Response.

V.

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Contours, Part I: Lamp with Plant

Lamp with Plant is the first installation in Contours, a series of drawings that I’ll be developing over the next several weeks. This series is based on methods of blind contour drawing, which involves drawing contours, or outlines, of forms while looking at subjects, without looking down at the paper or lifting pen from paper. Being “blind” to the drawing process essentially breaks the connection between seeing and drawing and leaves them physically isolated from each other. This makes it necessary to attempt to re-create that connection by focusing on seeing as if you were drawing, and then drawing that vision. Blind contour is often used simply as practice to strengthen the eye/hand connection, but I find the resulting drawings very truthful in their structure, layout, and irregularities. Contours will show my Reflection and Response interactions with various people, places, and things through focused and “blind” studies.

Reflection and Response.

V.

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These People Are My People: A Story

The Organ Song/ Tools of the Trade

This week’s original post is a collaboration between V and P. Back in the Basement of the 55thandBrooklyn house in Seattle, P wrote a tune with a story. V later wrote up the lyrics on parchment and together the two pieces “The Organ Song,” and “Tools of the Trade,” become These People Are My People: A Story.

Instrumental

Acapella

Full Track

Lyrics

Reflection and Response.

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