What is Drawing?

Had I not listened to Alison Carlier’s Jerwood Drawing Prize entry (an audio description), I might have included “marks” or “visual” in my definition. However, she blew apart all such ideas. Her drawing does not require information to be acquired through the optic nerve. So more general words, such as “depiction” or “visualisation” seem more … More What is Drawing?

Wabi Sabi

Consider the Japanese concept of ‘wabi-sabi’. “Wabi-sabi is a beauty of imperfect, impermanent and incomplete” (Koren, p. 7) is the usual definition of the Japanese aesthetic arising from the ancient tea ceremonies. After reading Koren’s little book, my understanding of wabi-sabi is that it is as much about the viewer as the object being viewed. … More Wabi Sabi

Exercise 1.8 Portraying by Drawing

Exercise 1.8 Portray your visual source through your own self-directed drawing approach. Purpose/Outcome The over-arching purpose my approach will be to create a floral design for wallpaper or furnishing fabric. This roots the task in textile design considerations. Methodology My overall approach is: * to gain familiarity with my subject by producing drawings of the … More Exercise 1.8 Portraying by Drawing

What are textiles?

Definitions A definition of textiles in the broadest sense: A textile is a material made of fibres. Micro-structure: fibres The first pre-requisite of my definition requires that a textile be made of fibres. Fibres is meant to encompass small threads or elongated pieces of any material. This can range from the traditional sources of fibre: … More What are textiles?