Monday, April 18, 2022

Early Work Postscript: The Pussywillows

Age 7 or 8.

Once again: Poor draftsmanship, high viscerality.

Even an idiot can spot the poor draftsmanship. But not everyone can consciously detect, much less appreciate, viscerality (and, alas, no one ever did).

If you devote attention to that less obvious part, you may notice that apparently poor draftsmanship actually serves the visceral purpose. But those unaware of that purpose lack the key to unlocking intention. It's like viewing a multidimensional thing flatly. No coming and going; just some static something.

Try to self-edit out the stain and tear at the base of the tree, and the fading near the right edge of the page (I wish I had the Photoshop skills to fix it).

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