First drawings: a selection
My first abstract drawing sums up the results of my early meditations. The intrinsic energy of Nature finds its space on the surface (a multi-dimensional surface) while it auto-generates itself and its shape while swirling around a focal point.
I drew using strokes that were, on the one hand, methodical and well controlled, while on the other they were also not prearranged at all.
In the same way, I did not start to draw with a precise shape in my mind, and the shape originated not from an ideation (in my imagination the word “ideation” can be translated to “from idea to action”: after an idea, the action follows) but from an in fieri “ideactivity” (when ideas and actions are made of the same substance and interact freely with each other). To say it in other words, my action of drawing originates by the same shape appearing and forming on the paper, and each stroke would follow the other by re-modelling the interactive relation between me, the drawing, the world, space and mind.
This means that the act of drawing was, and is, for me, nothing but a molding of my experience of the world and of my mind that is experiencing it, while actively interacting with the shape shaping on the paper together and jointly with myself. This “method”, this “modus vivendi”, is still unchanged, for now, and it originated from this drawing.
The way I saw the world, and the way I interacted with it, is beautifully mirrored by this amazing description of our mind made by Charles Scott Sherrington:
The great topmost sheet of the mass, that where hardly a light had twinkled or moved, becomes now a sparkling field of rhythmic flashing points with trains of traveling sparks hurrying hither and thither. The brain is waking and with it the mind is returning. It is as if the Milky Way entered upon some cosmic dance. Swiftly the head mass becomes an enchanted loom where millions of flashing shuttles weave a dissolving pattern, always a meaningful pattern though never an abiding one; a shifting harmony of subpatterns.1