Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Pedagogical Drawings / Two

[Being in The Here and The Now]

I've been downloading all kinds of found jpgs from the internet.
Yesterday I found one and began playing around with it. (My thanks to Autumn Sunnichsen & Evelyn Dubla.)

I work with Adobe photoshop filters and tools to copy and paste, make collages.

There are tools for rotating the entire image, for adjusting colors and warping and distortions.

I'd like to say of drawings, all drawings -whether with pen or pencil, or a brush -or with ready-mades such as I've used here, each is an expression of a consciousness that is in The Here and The Now. Being an artist and doing a drawing is about this mode of processing.

I cannot work listening to the radio. Doing so is multi-tasking. Some part of me is not focussing on The Here and The Now of my experiencing this.

Even just LOOKING at the image I've started out with requires my fully concentrating, my projecting myself into the picture space, being in this girl's space, her here and my imagining her Now. And she is no mere manniken or model. Not even at the outset.

Not even when I begin improvising my own equivalents, my collages.

'Time present and Time past are perhaps in Time future...' An approximate paraphrasing to T. S. Eliot. In this as a context, my thinking is that the artist must lock into The Now ...stay in that Now if he/she will, by some alchemy, amalgam Time Past with Time Future in the making of his/her Time Now images.

Your comments would be very much appreciate.


Blogger Sir Dirty Joke said...

Very interesting stuff you do!

November 8, 2006 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger Norman said...

Hello sir dirty joke,

Thank you. I appreciate your comment. Should you like, may I add you to my links?

November 8, 2006 at 4:40 PM  
Blogger Guy said...

fine stuff, Norman - love that you have this venue: your permutations on themes are gorgeous & provocative...

November 9, 2006 at 3:41 PM  
Blogger Guy said...

love that you have this venue, Norman - your permutations on themes goose the eye: they're gorgeous and provocative, and your verbal takes goose the mind. Probably can't ask for too much more than that.


November 9, 2006 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Ufemisms is awesome!

Plus, I love the model for this piece.

February 4, 2007 at 10:47 PM  
Blogger Norman said...

Sir dirty joke and Dear Karen who has been here a few times, thank you for visiting and your encouraging words. This happens to be an older posting redated. It was so as to bring it forward to illustrate a point I was making about my modus operandi.

I've learned over time there is no delineating porn or erotica. The lines get blurry. If not for the 'art', both intentions would affect no one. Those who need and would look at this kind of work would leave empty handed, dissatisfied.

If there is no aspiring to it as 'art', no love or intrinsic pleasure in its making it comes out as so much disposable garbage.

February 5, 2007 at 1:38 AM  

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