Pre-verbal Sketching

July 17, 2020

Before I was able to articulate in words how I was processing the world around me—shifts in mood, media images, the domestic mundane—I found sketching to be a release valve through which I could work through everything, even if the result was nonsensical or abstract. In this case, it was not an external piece of art or culture that spoke to me, but my putting pencil to paper that gave me room to speak to an audience of one.