Sunday, March 27, 2011
Over four weeks we worked with simple imaginative processes. We worked primarily with wax crayons, pastels and drawing paper. It was not a course in color imagination. The central point was to enter into imaginative activity again and again while retaining a feeling of being rooted in the world. We started by indiscriminately developing imaginative elements in drawing. Then we discriminated and created specific imaginations, yet imaginations we had no inkling of when we started our pictures. Then we worked with the old French story, the Master Cat, or Puss in Boots. Now the inkling was given, here we had the new challenge of working freely out of our imaginations yet with a given content. The goal was to experience developing compositions out of a process and exploration.