Location: Rhode Island
|I have a clear memory of when I was very young, before even kindergarten, staring intently at one of my drawings trying to figure out why what I was drawing was not what I was seeing. With my undeveloped mind, I hadn't yet acquired an accurate sense to identify what I was seeing. I was only drawing what I was noticing, and my three or four year old sense of perception wasn't noticing a lot.|
I was drawing smiles, and hair. Hands that waved at me, and the feet that walked a person to me were all present in my drawings, but something was certainly missing. There was something I wasn't noticing.
Then, it was like a revelation - such a revelation that it has stuck with me several decades later - People have bodies.
Yes yes, my drawings from when I was three years old were solely of heads, legs, feet, arms and hands. No bodies. The arms and legs stuck directly out of heads, and it honestly took my young mind a very long time to figure out what was wrong.
It sounds silly and irrelevant, but I think it is quite relevant. It was that searching to enhance my perception that has created the artist that I am today.