Sketchbook

The Proposal,by Lee Puffer. paper 12"x12"

Minimizer, by Lee Puffer. paper 12"x12"

Jackass,by Lee Puffer. paper 12"x12"

Bed of Roses,by Lee Puffer. paper 12"x12"

CakeWalk,by Lee Puffer. paper 12"x12"

Object of Desire,by Lee Puffer. paper 12"x12"

Stranded,by Lee Puffer. paper 9"x12"

Perpetual Oyster,by Lee Puffer. paper 9"x12"

Target, by Lee Puffer. paper 12"x12"

Carrion Bag, by Lee Puffer. paper 12"x12"

Busy Body, by Lee Puffer. paper 12"x12"

Queen of Nothing, by Lee Puffer. paper 12"x12"

Idle Gossip, by Lee Puffer. paper 12"x12"

Cowgirl,by Lee Puffer. paper 12"x12"

Cougar,by Lee Puffer. paper 12"x12"

By default we think of drawing, both noun and verb, as dragging pencil across paper or the evidence of that action. That is not untrue. If we also consider drawing as anything that works in parallel to, or in preparation for, an artist’s primary practice, then these collages are also drawings. Using cut paper, and quickly assembled, these sketches allow me to record ideas for possible future sculptures. There are always so many more ideas than there is time to make them in sculpture. Some ideas are not worth pursuing further. Drawings are artworks and sometimes they are the only record of an artistic idea or impulse. What I find most interesting about drawing as a record is that it gives insight into an artist’s thought process, sometimes more than the resulting sculpture. These collages are part of an ongoing sketchbook. Some of these thoughts make their way into The Hankie Project, some into the Welcome to Oblivion or Stimulatorium series.

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