©2010 Leah Virsik, The Sketchbook Project Nov 25 2010 found paper 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches
I’m searching, exploring, wanting something more, analyzing. I look at this project over 25 days and feel like it’s all over the place. I yearn for more cohesiveness and then I feel like I’m being too superficial. This piece I did three days ago has pain that resonated with people. I’m wondering if I went deeper there, explored that pain, that my work wouldn’t necessarily be beautiful but it would be meaningful. And then there could be beauty in the pain or in the connection that is made. Probably too heady and I’m too tired. I do this work because it teaches me about my self. It gives me insight and helps me understand my self. I know I must do it but I don’t always know why I’m doing the particular work that I’m doing.
Happy Thanksgiving. Thanks for reading.