The Sketchbook Project
I have done two Sketchbook Project sketchbooks in the collection at The Brooklyn Art Library.
Manual: A Handbook: No Touching Started in early 2020, the focus was drawings of hands, drawing my friends making art at my Friday Drawing group, thinking about our hands as tools for communication, and looking at historical symbols of hands and gestures. As the pandemic took over our lives, I began to look at the new ways we think about our hands.
An earlier sketchbook from 2018 This is Not What it Seems : This is What I See
was an opportunity to take a personal journey through interconnecting threads of my life. Woven throughout are; my personal history with technology, my history of communication rubber stamps, a recent trip to my hometown of Portland, Oregon, memories, letterpress details, and drawings from my Friday Draw group. I have often used diaries and journals as a source for making art, but this project became even more personal as it evolved.