Conscious and Unconscious Mark Making

I have found the discussions in the field workshops helpful for my own practice surrounding my current subject brief. A lot of my work at the moment is exploring the relationship between impulsive mark making and decisive mark making, something that I see, reflecting particularly on the mindfulness workshop, to almost be an investigation into the relationship between subconsciousness and consciousness.

Drawing these images, I try to consciously be aware whilst making the squares – mostly attempting to draw them with precision and measurement. However, with the more organic marks, I try to turn my mind to other things and unconsciously generate the marks – without trying to apply to much control or direction. I am aware of the difficulties of being completely unconscious of the mark making process, but for me the images offer some kind of reflection on that relationship between consciousness and subconsciousness.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s