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Friday, December 3, 2010
Final/From Representation to Abstraction
I had a particularly strong beginning drawing class this semester. They moved swiftly through all the usual drawings, finishing what is typically the final drawing a couple weeks early. So we got to try out some higher level thinking for the last project. They grappled with the potentially unwieldy and unlimited possibilities of turning facets of representation into abstraction. From deeply rendered drawings of cork screws and car engines, tea kettles and chopsticks they made lovely and highly individual abstract charcoal drawings. I was so pleased yesterday when I saw them all gathered together on the wall.