The Fast & the Figurative

A sketchbook is like the molecular biology of the artistic organism.  When we see a polished, cohesive exterior there is usually a teaming hub of machinelike activity beneath that surface, working furiously to create a whole that is greater than the sum of it’s parts.  But those parts are often no less interesting.  Whether it’s the simple exercise of observation and drawing or a cerebral exploration of a lofty concept, a sketchbook “lifestyle” is, in my opinion, vital to a healthy “interior” life for the visual artist.  It’s where curiosity, tenacity, humor, weirdness, discipline, dreams, and coffee addiction all come together to play.  Scroll down and have fun!