What am I doing? What is it is for me? It's about 'drawing out' of an unknown mystery. It is about searching, poking around, making lots of big mistakes and then making a few, little adjustments. It is about taking a risky adventure and desperately hoping for some good luck. Yes, it is risky. But of course, that's the fun of it.
Making pretty pictures to hang on the wall - that's not it. Sometimes I do. I hang up certain pictures because they are like maps. I use them to figure out where to go and what I want to try next.
For me, drawing is like panning for gold. As I wash the material away, there is such a build-up of curiosity and anticipation. As I draw, I have in mind that the right 'touch' will remove just enough of the paper surface to uncover the drawing beneath. It is so much like an archaeological dig. I'm trying to reveal something that is hidden just under the surface.
When something surprising and strangely interesting does emerge out of my explorations, well, that is satisfying as well.
I know that what I'm doing here has a very personal context. Sorry about that. Yet still, I believe my journey is relevant and worth sharing. After all, we are all trying to figure out our own personal journey.
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THE HEALING JOURNEY
Hi, Chris here. I'm an artist and my goal is to help folks get out on the trail and make a creative connection with nature.
Hi, Linda here. I was born in Hubei province in central China. I speak Mandarin Chinese. I'm a professional interpreter so naturally my goal with Artist's Kayak is to be a sort of 'cultural bridge' for our international audience.
嗨，琳达在这里。 我出生在湖北省，当然我会说普通话。 我是一名专业口译员，所以我的目标是成为对我们的治疗之旅计划感兴趣的中国人的“文化桥梁”。
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