Interlocked, Road Studio, Liverpool, October 14th till 16th 2016
‘Drawing is the discipline by which I constantly rediscover the world. “I have learned that what you have not drawn, I have never really seen, and that when I start drawing an ordinary thing, I realize how extraordinary it is, sheer miracle.”
– Frederick Franck The Zen of Seeing, 1973.’[i]
Cherry – learning to see 1, 2, 3, colour pencil and paper.
‘By training the mind to focus on an object- such as a candle or an image, on the breath, or on a [cherry]…you become aware of your normal uncontrolled thinking patterns and eventually learn to relax and quiet your mind.’[ii]
Cherry – a line of thought, seeing meditation (right)
Cherry–a line of thought, seeing meditation in a safe place (left)
‘These accurate, painstaking school studies are very necessary indeed as a training for the eye in observing accurately, and the hand in reproducing the appearance of things, because it is through the reproduction of natural appearances and the knowledge of form and colour derived from such study that the student will afterwards find the means of giving expression to his feelings.’[iii]