Thursday Thoughts: Quote from John Berger

“For the artist drawing is discovery.  And that is not just a slick phrase, it is quite literally true.  It is the actual act of drawing that forces the artist to look at the object in front of him, to dissect it in his mind’s eye and put it together again; or, if he is drawing from memory, that forces him to dredge his own mind, to discover the content of his own store of past observations. A drawing is an autobiographical record of one’s discovery of an event – seen, remembered or imagined.” -John Berger

What do you think? How does drawing serve as an autobiographical record in your own process?

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