For my final project, I have chosen to do a series of pencil and watercolor drawings, both as a way to catalogue my daily thoughts, and to remain engaged with my surroundings. The ensemble is titled A View. Dimensions are 8.5 x 11″.
The act of drawing is the translation from the eye to the hand, the conjugation of past and present, a process which blurs memory with reality and imbues nature with sentiment. These images are snippets of my daily life, and record my search to seek meaning in the mundane rituals of life under quarantine. I am equally invested in investigating what I am seeing and what is being left out—words erased from books, musings on a stranger’s grave, a watch that ceases to tell time. By doing so, I hope to communicate the fine line between personal narrative and universal experience. Using graphite and watercolor, I also ponder on the relationship between exterior and interior, the solitude of introspection, and the deliberate removal of human presence. I have an impetus to document life as it appears to me, and this poetry of daily life is thus at once fleeting and eternal.