Thousands of times I have asked myself, "why do I draw?" Nobody asks me to paint and draw these things, but I am locked in my studio by myself and am drawing each day. Perhaps I draw in order to figure out why I draw. Everyone may have this kind of experience. Since I became a "grown-up," I haven't played on a swing which I did quite often during my childhood. A few years ago, I found swings near my house. I tried to swing again but I couldn't do it well. It was hard to recall how to swing. Then one day, I did not worry about how to go high; I just sat down and moved my feet consistently and I started to feel the air and to enjoy that moment. While I was listening to the sound of the birds and trees, I realized that I was so high that I could almost reach the leaves of the big trees surrounding me. I still remember the joy of regaining something that I had forgotten. This is the way I pursue my painting. I always want to feel the creative moment and to be aware of my presence. During that moment, I can remember something that I have forgotten, and I can forget something I have remembered Most of my paintings and drawings are abstract, but also very realistic in the way that I express my emotions. I want my works of art to impact the viewer's inner-self, not merely satisfying with one glance of the eyes but also satisfying the viewer's mind and memory. In this paper, I will present the correlation of image and sound, space and light, and analyze the meaning of lines.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Painting, Abstract--Themes, motives; Painting--Themes, motives; Painting--Technique; Space (Art); Time in art

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School of Art (CIAS)


Lightfoot, Tom

Advisor/Committee Member

Howard, Keith


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