Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Why Automatism?

Automatism is a term the Surrealist André Breton used to describe (to quote that very handy online resource Wikipedia), ". . . a surrealist technique involving spontaneous writing, drawing, or the like practiced without conscious aesthetic or moral self-censorship."

Artists' notebooks are essentially exercises in automatism, and mine are no exception. They contain illustration and design work, sketches, doodles, possible ideas for photo shoots, possible ideas for short films, various stray thoughts on being an illustrator/designer, plus notes on anything I come across and find interesting, all mixed in together. This blog serves as an online version of my studio notebooks.

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