Critical Dharma for Thinking Minds /Milk Tea Alliance

Drawing Like Kandinsky

Week 2 of my Zen drawing class.

The teacher’s instructions were to use drawings to ‘gather information’ from the object. And then make a drawing based on the information gathered, without the object as reference.

I was drawing my sandal. So I exploded the parts of my sandal into different shapes, top and sole.

And then in the final drawing, as instructed, I took the object away, and reassembled the shapes on the page, top and sole together.

I purposely did not completely close some shapes, so they would flow into each other, increasing their ambiguity and irresolvability. This was a really exciting exercise.

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