by Bert Kupferman
I describe the images that I draw as a minimum of means with the motion of line.
It is the image, the illusion, and the technique that creates the illusion that concerns me.
A line is an element on its own right.
I find the use of ink unforgiving, it does not lie and speaks of the journey.
I choose to draw at a distance, by placing my paper on the floor and attaching my pen or pencil to a long dowel.
This allows me to create a different line than if I was seated on a chair, drawing at a table.
In this way, I am able to see more fully the overall progression and development.
It also allows me to work 360 degrees in two dimensions dissolving lines into tonal levels.
As I draw, I am able to walk around the paper, which adds to the movement, the energy, and my vision.