Drawing is always the beginning in my impulsive way of painting. The lines, marks, stains help to establish an order in the process of creativity. Going to the drawing sessions was like finding an oasis in the desert.
The act of live drawing is to observe in silence, produce different marks on the paper and make sense of it as a whole. It is a basic procedure, but returning home afterwards was when the magic started to work. By looking at the drawings every day, I started to make cuts to the drawn sheets, assembling and gluing, adding and taking away… What at the beginning was a shape of a still figure, now was a mixture of different arms from different drawings, legs, torsos, heads. Making collages of my very own drawings brought me to understand the importance of the creative process. Drawing is to me the action of destroying what has been created and to create from what has been destroyed.
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