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December 17, 2003
101 moves...

Just came across this guy below in one of the more recent books... The dark spots in the drawing are the ones where the lines end... the light areas are the ones where the lines begin. The final result of a drawing is a piece that looks non-linear, but the process of drawing itself does, of course, have a beginning and an end(ing?)... (the process of looking at the drawing is in itself also ballistic, but who knows how ballistic for such a tiny piece... the drawing is about about 1.25 square inches?...)
there is a point in any drawing when the drawing is not there at all... then there is the dialogue, a game, a set of decisions between the player/draftsperson and the page... then there is a complete little drawing on a page and the game can begin for the viewer/critic/time... it is a bit like playing chess without a board... (let's all hug Marcel Duchamp) or like playing golf without a course (let's hug Chuck Close) and there is not always a clear winner... but there are moves... and each one of the games is a starting point for a completely new and different kind of game... (let's play!)
This drawing below consists of 101 moves/strokes/lines/mini-moments/decisions...



reminds of those flying monkeys on The Wizard of Oz

(profound art critic comment ;)

Posted by: shauny on December 18, 2003 03:49 AM

I'm guessing that by "ballistic" you mean spherical.

"Ballistic" has to do with projectiles (bullets, etc.)

Posted by: Andrea on December 18, 2003 03:34 PM

oh, i mean that the target of what we see is predetermined before we see it... and then we move our glimpse to that target and then assemble the different glimpses to a complete image... this is why escher stuff looks correct to us, because all the glimpses are correct... only the combination can not work... a bit like that...
we rarely see the entire thing...
: )
we track images as a sequence of little glimpses...
I just think that this little one might be just a few of those "5% of our field of view is actually in focus" kind of glimpses...
: D
ballistic (as in "ballistic") adj. : relating to or characteristic of the motion of objects moving under their own momentum and the force of gravity; "ballistic missile"
; )
hmm... like bullets... hmm...

Posted by: Witold Riedel on December 18, 2003 03:44 PM
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