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February 2013

The Sketchbook Project: Don’t Think Draw, Brooklyn, Austin, Atlanta

Late last year, I decided to take on The Sketchbook Project by the Art House Co-op and Brooklyn Art Library in Brooklyn. Still not sure if these are one and the same or a branch of one or the other, but it seemed like an interesting project and side project I could get into. Tour starts March 1-3 at the Brooklyn Art Library, so if you are in the area go check it out.


Check it out.

It’s a library and you can check out my sketchbook.

Catalogue # 210.3-10

And Draw in it! I want people to add to my sketchbook. And send me photos of additions. I want to see how this book plays out.

I’ve included a preview of the cover and first few pages. I approached it mostly as an automatic exercise and decided to keep it in the spirit of the exquisite corpse, by continuing lines from page to page, at least for the most part. Sometimes I’d work page to page, others were doodles that grew and I found myself working out transitions, sometimes imagery or collage material would spark a page and as you’ll see, sometimes there appears to be no link at all. I’m still not sure if these areas of non-continuity (nontinuity?) actually exist. I scanned the book, but seem to remember adding a few things just before slipping it in the mail. 
Cover draftInside Cov page 1not sure what happened here, this may actually connect, but after I scanned the book. If anyone sees it let me know. Page 2-3Page 4-5Page 5-6
The book and the tour continues

March 5-8 Austin, TX

March 15-17 Atlanta, GA

Then a little break and the tour resumes in June in Toronto, Chicago, Portland, SF and LA! Updates as those dates appear and come a little closer to home.

Exquisite Corpse forty-seven

Corpse 47

Exquisite Corpse etchings

DSC07266Exquisite Corpse etchings

A fellow artist I know has embraced the exquisite corpse with students of the intaglio class she teaches. Check it out.

exquisite corpse forty-six

Corpse 46

exquisite corpse forty-five

Corpse 45

exquisite corpse forty-four:Samurai Jack, BigMac, Sasquatch

Corpse 44

exquisite corpse forty-three

Corpse 43

Narrative Corpse eleven

A narrative Corpse 11

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