It happened when Lise Lindstrøm contacted me and told me I had drawn her little boy in the main teaching hospital in Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet in 1991. I’d given her a copy then, and she wondered whether I still had the original, because she wanted to buy it. Luckily I had kept all my baby drawings, right from… Continue reading Blog 13: Finding a Drawing after 27 Years
This is about drawings made long ago, in Palestine, how they came about, and what happened to them. During the Iran-Iraq war I read about child soldiers. Having drawn mostly babies and children in crisis– in hospitals, at *trials – I wanted to draw these child soldiers, but the risks seemed unsurmountable. Then came the… Continue reading PALESTINE
Special Care Nurseries: the end of drawing
Looking back on my life, I realize how extraordinarily lucky I have been. I came to what was to become the central theme of my artist’s lífe at exactly the right time, and I am leaving it at exactly the right time – when it, and I, are no longer available to one another.… Continue reading Special Care Nurseries: the end of drawing
Blog 10 – a censored show
Last spring I applied for a drawing project and exhibition in the UK – to draw again at Oxford’s famous John Radcliffe Hospital, and this time to show in their gallery as well. There was much positive correspondence, and I got a grant from Tegnernes Fornening (the graphic artist’s association in Denmark) to frame and… Continue reading Blog 10 – a censored show
Blog 9: reading the smile, in photos and in drawings
I mean here by reading: recognizing an expression – a universal ability. These are blog speculations about the illusion of the smile, the fixed smile, the difference between how we look at photos and at drawings. Up to now I had not thought about it so much; usually, if parents wanted me to draw after… Continue reading Blog 9: reading the smile, in photos and in drawings
Drawing the smile – Blog 8
A mother ordered several drawings from photos taken in hospital of her stillborn son. The baby alone, with his four-year-old sister, her with the baby or with both children. She had chosen eight. One she wanted was a “selfie” – the three of them lying close together in bed, with the baby in the centre.… Continue reading Drawing the smile – Blog 8
Blog 7 -Drawing Bell Ringers
Blog 7 – Drawing bell-ringers Thanks to Tegnerne’ (Graphic Artists’) Copyright Fund I was able to take an exhibition to Oxford and spend 5 weeks there in August and September 2016. My birth- and neonatal drawings were hung in the gallery at the John Radcliffe Hospital. I also planned to draw there, but administrative haggling about… Continue reading Blog 7 -Drawing Bell Ringers
Blog 6 – Round Drawings – an exercise from The Creative Eye
1. The day before The Danes have a new way of entertaining their employees at get-togethers. Today I am off to teach 40-45 people to draw the nude model in 1½ hours. They are staff at a discotheque and this is their annual Christmas party. It is to be a surprise – they have not… Continue reading Blog 6 – Round Drawings – an exercise from The Creative Eye
Blog 5 On the Visual Field – about the peripheral exercises.
The Physical response You’ve been learning about the visual field and making some drawings of the edges of the field –Peripheral drawings. This last blog about the visual field is about that happens physically when you draw in this way Some people end up feeling extremely tired, others experience a kind of wooziness, even… Continue reading Blog 5 On the Visual Field – about the peripheral exercises.
Blog 4 – The Visual Field – drawing peripheries: exercise 3.
This blog is the third about drawing the visual field, continues and wraps up the drawing part of it. There will be one more blog about what happens when we use our eyes in this way – the physical response – how it works and what we can learn. Prepare your paper and write… Continue reading Blog 4 – The Visual Field – drawing peripheries: exercise 3.