THESE ARE SOME of the lovely results from the end of the day from last month’s “paint-out” with Linda Feltner on Tumamoc. See previous post.
One thing I like about this kind of site-based work is the way each person’s drawing or painting is their own unique record of the little piece of Tumamoc that they chose to engage with at a particular time. Different individuals would produce something very different in the same spot, and each would create an entirely different work even if they returned to the same site at a different time.
So, the final art is more than just a pretty picture, it’s an encapsulated record of being there in that place and time. Just looking at old sketchbooks can bring that whole sensory memory, sight, smell, touch, sound, etc. back into awareness, even years later.
As a thought experiment, I imagine infinitely many artists working on this one hill in shifts, 24 hours a day, for an infinite amount of time–yet never exhausting all the possibilities that go into an absolute and complete portrait of the place.
Few could explain this sense better than artist Frederic Franck, author of The Zen of Seeing, sort of a Bible for sketchbook workers. So I’ll just quote him:
Drawing is the discipline by which I constantly discover the world.
If I misidentified any of the art, please let me know!