I Made a Drawing (2010)
Event, Date & Venue: AM Drawing Workshop, August 6th 2010, FCM Gallery, MMU, Cyberjaya.
WORKSHOP is a place where we go when we want to make, repair or to make do with anything that we choose.
I came as an artist and a teacher wanting to do something with DRAWING.
‘So today, I want to make do with DRAWING.’
DRAWING is about looking at objects or subjects in a space that we choose to see.
I choose my camera’s viewfinder to help me looking.
DRAWING is also about making marks on a surface, using whatever drawing media we choose.
I choose my computer’s screen.
I choose my computer’s screen as my drawing surface, using iPhoto and Microsoft Word as my drawing media.
When I seek compositions using the camera’s viewfinder; I remembered using a cardboard viewfinder in the 1980s ITM Drawing Studio.
When I turned on the iPhoto and Microsoft Word on the computer; I remembered the drawing surfaces of papers and canvas and more.
When I chose photographs and manipulated them in the computer; I remembered the choices that I’d to make in front of my drawing surfaces, objects and subjects.
When I walked anywhere in the drawing studio, I was entering into a variety of spaces: deep space, shallow space, flat space or ambiguous space – and I even ventured into the virtual space when I started connecting to finish my workshop day.
The traditional and new drawing media (and medium) met and mixed in this workshop.
I am an artist and teacher in the 21st century.
I made a drawing. Didn’t I?
7th August 2010