Spring 2014

What are your three favorite things today? My three favorites today are the sound of your voice, curiosity, and running uphill.

Today I am a starving woman who can’t decide how to feast on the present banquet.

Drawing Experiment Results from the Archives:

Drawing Experiment #7: Poll: Are We There Yet?

“Some say art comes out whole — laid like an egg. Others say art is like a steak — done to taste. Visit Drawing Experiment #7 and test for done-ness.

Drawing Experiment #6: Thought Exchange : : Drypoint Experiment

Banksy: “It shouldn’t take longer to make a piece of art than it does to look at it”. Should it? Could this be true, partially true?

Masticate on this and other possibilities by doing the experiment below and you will receive your choice of either a special pencil or a print (first ten responses) (include a mailing address in your reply). more . . .

note: as of 3/31 this experiment is complete: all lab results have been turned in and all special objects have been claimed.  Stay tuned for the next drawing event, which should be in April.  Sign in below if you’d like an email reminder.

Drawing Experiments Review: STUDY OF HESITATION

The following video documents a sampling of a narrow band of human subjects at the neurological moment of “hesitation”.

These experiments were set up to maximize the degree of hesitation. All decisions pointed to potentially dangerous or unflattering outcomes. Subjects were then motivated to “decide forward” rather than recursively. Since the experiment’s setup stripped them of the normal devices of sight and speech they were more likely to focus on invention, and inspiration.

Drawing Experiment #2: Late Letter

Drawing Experiment #2 Summary:
Think of someone you’ve lost touch with.
You had something to say.
But then you put it off. And then you forgot.

Take 5 minutes to write or draw your message.
Be direct. No frills. No ham. Full Article

Drawing Experiment #4: Ensemble Drawing

Here is a video of the experiment, done as a variation. Everyone rotated out, including the model. Two people were drawers and two people were not.

Do this exercise with people who already draw, or who think they can draw. Need to have at least 4 people.
One person is the model and gets in position. Others position yourselves near. Draw “the model” for a couple of minutes. Switch.
Final important instruction: this is a language-free experiment. Once the exercise begins, there is no talking. Feel free to do your own and send me your link and any backstory. Full Article