Faces in the Crowd
A sketchbook is like the molecular biology of the artistic organism. When we see a polished, cohesive exterior there is usually a teaming hub of machinelike activity beneath that surface, working furiously to create a whole that is greater than the sum of it’s parts. But those parts are often no less interesting. Whether it’s the simple exercise of observation and drawing or a cerebral exploration of a lofty concept, a sketchbook “lifestyle” is, in my opinion, vital to a healthy “interior” life for the visual artist. It’s where curiosity, tenacity, humor, weirdness, discipline, dreams, and coffee addiction all come together to play. Scroll down and have fun!