Unusually for me, on this gloriously clear blue sky late-August day, I'm in the studio catching up on lost time from being away, on and off, visiting a good friend. But, as it's 38°C/100°F in the shaded courtyard, and the only sane reason for being out there would be to hold a glass of chilled Sauternes, I shall pass as unfortunately, since last evening, I have none of that particular bottled liquid in the fridge!
So I tore a 120 cms length from a roll of 70 cms wide cheap blue wrapping paper and wrote with pencils and pastels in an ex-static - certainly not a non-static - way... concentrating all the time on my thoughts and letting my arm, hand and crayon describe what I imagined in a connected, but unintelligible way. I normally work in smaller A3-size sketchbooks on abstract drawings, like this, so the application was quite different physically because of the change of scale.
This exercise was partly to get back into action after a creative lay-off... but what made me end the session early was the overpowering smell of hair-spray - which I use as a 'fixative' for pastel crayon drawings - hanging in the overly warm still air of my attic loft studio... now I need to go shopping in the heat for that chilled white wine!
* "Asemic writing" is a wordless open semantic form of writing. The word asemic means "having no specific semantic content". With the nonspecificity of asemic writing there comes a vacuum of meaning which is left for the reader to fill in and interpret. All of this is similar to the way one would deduce meaning from an abstract work of art. - Wikiwand.
Image / words © Ed Buziak 2016.
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