I have resisted starting a blog for years. However, I occasionally want to share thoughts and new works with you. So why not an occasional non-blog? This is the first, and maybe not the last, Non-Blog.
To create a mark enlivens the page, divides the space, makes a statement. Marks speak of our deepest emotions or our coolest calculations. This abstract language can speak more than words.
"In the life of the stroke there was more than shape-- motion and change were there as well. The growth of the line--its emergence from nothing, its speed, rhythm, length and directional changes--presented another key to the understanding of the world. And Prehistoric man could not escape the magic impact of the suddenly emerging line." Gyorgy Kepes
This simple collage enlivens the senses and imagination. As a photographer, Dorothy says she never realized she was mark-maker until the workshop. (Mark-making 2014). Collage above is recent.
Alissa has incorporated the ink work into her ongoing studio practice. She says that
these workshops always provide the inspiration and space which allows for doors to open that she didn't even realize were closed. (Mark-making, 2014; Intermediate Monotype, 2015)