Still working out ideas for new drawings and trying to establish a composition for the wall drawing and of course, still painting. However, in the down time I have been reading–

http://books.google.com/books?id=WXV-HlsUzdcC&source=gbs_book_other_versions

This is a really great book that many universities use in contemporary art history courses. Understanding the context in which you are making is important to producing thoughtful work. The book is organized by either content or approach and offers artist writings and interviews. It has been a good research tool for me to find out about new artists, the issues they think are important and how they address content within their work.

The preview of this is pretty inclusive, too.

Owen Drysdale

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