An old friend very recently got me thinking more about drawing as a way of Being in the world (he wrote magnificently about something completely different, and yet not) - and in the ongoing question about what drawing is, this is a deeply satisfying way to frame it. And self-portraiture just magnifies certain issues, which though are always there. The rhetoric of drawing, which includes what marks get made but very importantly what marks don't get made, statements, conjectures and erasures, all yielding a paragraph that exists in time and yet not. And in this sense also I think, one's product is not separate from oneself. And the question: is it done? Is really the question, is this the way of being that I intend.
5.31.13, self portrait as a way of being, graphite and craypas, 8x9",©Karen Kaapcke 2013