Saturday, July 08, 2006

learning to draw, learning to surf

Surfing a new wave is like using a new medium to make a surface. A wave has a general shape that we recognize as being a wave. A mark is also a generally recognizable entity. Both are evidence of some kind of transmission of energy. But, each individual wave is different. Every mark is different. Every mark-making tool is different. The subtle differences have the ability to make well-trained surfers draw pedestrian, unskilled lines, until they commit the necessary time to learn each unique tool.

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