Drawing, seeing, performance

Live drawing is about visual notes. There’s a tangible product of turning up, whether it’s a set of sketches or a graphic novel style visual and verbal record. But in asking me to draw at their 10th anniversary and 2019 kick off party, Autor architecture were as interested in the performative element of having me there drawing as in having a set of illustrations at the end of the evening. Guests appreciated having something different going on, came up to chat and were interested to see what was happening. And when speech time came, I appreciated having packed a black paper sketchpad as well as a white one… it was perfect for responding to “I was always wearing black”!

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