The question raised; “What is drawing?” is going to vary depending on the person answering and not everyone will ever agree. When first asked “Is walking drawing?” and then “Is eating drawing?” at first I thought that walking would be classed as a drawing but eating, no. Just cause I was thinking along the lines of drawing has to be some sort of an output. Whereas eating is an input. But then this goes against what I am mostly, if I am a dreamer, then most things happen in my head and using my own imagination, other people are not going to see this. I will now say that anything could be classed as drawing, because you can make a connection with anything. Something can be a drawing if you can see a mark/impression straight away, but then also if something stimulates your imagination, makes you think, create a mark in your own mind, then that is a drawing.
I have taken a couple of books out of the library to read up on an introduction to Philosophy. I am then looking forward to researching more into the Philosophy behind drawing.
We had to come up with a question today, some sort of experiment with drawing you wanted to conduct. ‘ How Does Mood and Environment Affect Your Perception?’ I brought in 3 magazines and a scalpel. I am thinking of creating two pieces. Both cutting random bits up from the magazines and sticking them to the pages. Then, like when you were a child, try to find pictures/objects in the clouds, try and do the same with these pieces. On one, see what I can pick out depending on my mood. Draw onto the piece what I can see that day and make notes. I’m expecting when in a good mood to be more open and to be able to pick out more. Also, with the other piece, change my surroundings, see what I can depict and how the environment influences what I can see.
These were the conclusions the three groups came up with on deciding what is drawing, could be drawing and what is not drawing. Although within groups, the people could not always agree.
|Always Drawing||Maybe/sometimes||Not drawing|
|Looking at a drawingSleeping
(possibly, because you dream, which I believe is drawing in the mind; make marks with the movements of/during sleep)
|Telling the time
Trading in the stock market
Sports and exercise
(because there are strategies / gameplan; could make marks on the pitch)
|Washing your hair
(not a tangible thing)
(No interaction/ physicalcontact)
Sitting down (because you’re still)
Kids on the beach
|Sleeping (drawing of the mind; artists inspired by dreams)
Driving in a Car (tyre marks)
Flying in a plane (cloud trails)
Breathing (if it is cold there is a visible breath)
Being on the phone
Sitting on the toilet