Drawing can be a word meaning ‘gathering’ – as in drawing disparate things together – as well as a word meaning make an image with a pencil. I really like words that work this hard, words that draw together many meanings at the same time.
So I’m stopping to draw breath – ha – and to look at some enlarged photocopies of the stitched samples I’ve made so far. I’ve drawn into some of them with a pencil in places where the images were a little indistinct.
There’s something deceptively profound about very simple marks. I guess because they’re so loosely defined, they become more open to personal interpretation. I wonder what images and ideas our stone-carving ancestors had in their heads when they made these marks on the rocks around them.