Sunday, January 11, 2015
This morning's pen and ink drawing is number eighteen. Marks and forms on a flat surface have "equivalencies" that may contradict "reality." The street sign is equivalent to the shadow on the side of a building. The sky in the background is equivalent to the side of a building in the middle ground, both of which are located at opposite edges of the paper in a tense balance. A sidewalk shape may be equivalent to a building side shape. I don't plan that stuff. I sense it and may highlight it, but I usually only notice it after the fact.
(The location is Douglass and Nevins in Brooklyn)