A long time ago, I remember reading a book called Zen and the Art of Seeing by Frederick Franck. In it, I remember him saying that to really know a place you have to draw it. I have searched and searched for that quote and haven't been able to track it down. So today I pulled out another of his books called Zen Seeing Zen Drawing which, I think, is a a newer revision of the first book. I still haven't found that first quote but I found several others. He says in this book that there is a difference between sketching and drawing. "A sketch is the product of looking-at....A drawing is the result of seeing." He says that "a true drawing is a very private dialogue between the artist within and some facet of the world around him or her." And he concludes with " Seeing/drawing is more than making pictures. It is witnessing to this seeing, it is touching the Meaning. The artist-within is the one who sees and witnesses to this seeing whether....Bach, Rembrandt, Piero della Francesca, Rilke...."
SF Chronicle article about these drawings
RECENT EXHIBITIONS The Written Word at Studio Gallery 2018
Art inspired by books and writing
August 2nd-27th, 2018
The "TINY" show at Studio Gallery 2016 and 2017
1641 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109
Small pieces under $500 December 2016 and 2017