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April 25, 2009

LV Sketchbook Page 003

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I originally expected to fill my sketchbook with technical notes and drawings in figuring
out how to create this project, but it’s not proving necessary. Kind of disappointing
since Leonardo-style notebooks are so utterly cool, but at least my approach fulfills
its aims. Which is to say, I’ve come to formulate the direction of this project more
clearly with every cut-paper composition I create.

How is that possible in the absence of diagrammatical plans? Because the challenge
isn’t in engineering the final structure (I worked that out in my head weeks ago) as
much as in sustaining an improvisational, experimental approach to creating my art-
works from start to finish. That process can’t be planned; however, it can be practiced
and that’s what I’m attempting here.


Filed under: Process,Sketchbook Pages — mbartalos @ 11:58 pm

1 Comment »

  1. gorgeous, michael! i love how free this sketchbook collage is, and great to take a peek at the work/space as well. thanks for sharing.

    Comment by michael — May 27, 2009 @ 8:54 am

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