Drawing as a form of thinking builds the core of my artistic practice. Drawing allows me to quickly move and spontaneously develop ideas. The pencil’s lines directly follow the departures and detours of my mind whereas printmaking is a longsome process. I love the immediateness in my drawing, and yet I miss the intensity of the plate pressing in the paper and the condensing and ultimate qualities of printmaking. When I draw I have the print in mind. A contour is not a contour, but the shape of the copperplate. Of the many drawings only some are to become prints.
Being slow and indirect, printmaking does not have the capacity to unveil artistic thinking, whereas drawing can do so. The series “Images of the Mind” (below) came forward during the first three weeks of my residency at VCCA in 2022. These drawings document my thought throughout and make thinking visible.