Drawing is enough

9 Jul

This is a collection of random drawings from the Westchester area and NYC. Looking at them brings back memories. Some are strange sightings from the corner of my eye as I am driving, others are close encounters. Either way it proves that when you are paying attention, it is a frightening world out there. New York in particular is always surprising. For me, the clash of the wealthy and the poor is always jarring. Those worlds don’t often mix but when they do they reveal the dirty little secret that the American Dream is a myth and that the poor have as much of a chance achieving their dreams as the rich do giving up their hard fought dominance.  I am keeping this short because I have finally realized that drawing is enough.

3 Responses to “Drawing is enough”

  1. Professor Mario Minichiello July 9, 2009 at 9:05 pm #

    We will in a multi media world where graphics, moving image, sound and advertising has become so overwhelming that thinking and seeing is a challenge – finding meaning in images has also become difficult, so many changing images reduce them so a kind of litter or at best a snap shot of our time. Drawn images provide more than a snap shot of time, it is a language which holds traces of ideas and judgements. Drawing is the key to showing, as words are the key to speaking – thoughts, knowledge and ideas. It gives us a variety of skills and knowledge with much wider applications than the ability to record what we see. A cognitive process, like speaking, it can, by practice, be controlled and developed into highly sophisticated diversities.
    Each method of communication has its place but in our ever-changing world it does well to keep in mind the amount of time we now spend giving and receiving information that does not use words – sometimes drawing is the more relevant and succinct. It is more universal and does not date. So go out there and do it ! Professor Mario Minichiello, Head of school BIAD BCU UK.

  2. Mike Booth July 9, 2009 at 9:56 pm #

    This is beautiful commentary, Lou, both the drawings and the text. Whenever I see real art I’m reminded of how deficient words are.

    Don’t ever stop drawing.

  3. Adam Ansorge July 10, 2009 at 11:41 am #

    love em!!

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