“All Weathers” Etching

August 25, 2014

etching by Marina Kim "All Weathers"

“All Weathers”

This small etching is based on one of the street sketches I used to do, sitting in the window of my shop.

Lots of people pass by our window all day long, with their dogs, kids, bags, zimmer-frames… One must be really focused to be able to catch the essence of the image – a very good practice, which I admit to neglecting for a long time now. Because the subjects are here one second and gone the next, one must be very quick and economical. Somehow, it forces the artist to be exact and expressive. I really must get back to it.

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Found an interesting channel on Youtube, called Art documentaries.

The clip I started watching is with Frank Quitely. Something caught my attention on minute 3.09, which I came here to promptly document for the future reference. The thing is this:

This is about focusing and closing in.

This is about focusing…

So, this is about focusing. (Another synchronicity occurring for me today, showing what I am about at this particular moment, and I am loving to be about FOCUSING!) But also, about mental games. The guy in the water is a baddy, who is being captured in a world created by the other guy (behind you!) and kind of inserted into the Baddy’s mind. So, baddy is trapped in a fantasy world of not his making… Cool! I want the other guy’s power!

But for the moment, I just want to insert this idea into my own mind – another way of visualising the focusing. The focus. The layers of creation. The closing in on something. The creative process going from general to specific, from overall picture to details. This is IMPORTANT. And I am loving the process.

I’ll try it out on something simple, and not so simple later on.

Thanks, Frank!