Critical Dharma for Thinking Minds
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.