Sunday 1 July 2007
I was halfway through drawing these when I suddenly thought 'prawns, why am I drawing prawns?' I felt a bit ambivalent about these but in the end I decided to let the crustaceans stay.
They didn't start out as prawns, they were meant to be an organic extension of the previous day's drawing but they turned into prawns all by themselves. I often find that the drawings have a mind of their own; I'll start out drawing one thing but then something else will appear. Drawing 'from my head' rather than from something directly in front of me means that I can be open to these accidents of the subconscious. Although quite what interest my subconscious has in prawns, I couldn't really say...
Posted: 11.46pm on 23.6.07