Blind drawing practice as foundation


"Little Muffin Watches Peter and the Wolf," ink on paper, 10" x 7," (c) Tom Block 2005

"This simple refusal to look at the page where I am capturing the image drives my ego, my "self" away from the act itself. It is a manner of removing my consciousness from creation.
By looking only at the object and having my hand mimic the movement of my eyes over the object's contours, I enable a conversation directly between the object and the page. I am nothing but a conduit." Tom Block


Artist and writer Tom Block discusses, with insight and humor, his use of blind drawing / gestural drawing as a foundational process in the development of a personal pictorial language and personal vision in his art works.

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