Becoming imperceptible: Drawing as a way of understanding interconnectedness with all living beings
Monash University Publishing
Faculty of Education and Arts
School of Communication and Arts
This paper is a meditation where my aim is to outline why feeling and contemplation are important to the processes of making drawings and to the activity of viewing and evaluating works of art. Extending out from this research is the recognition of ‘feeling’ as inherently possessing subtle methods of communication, which may help us gain a deeper understanding of our profound sense of interconnectedness to all living beings. In an attempt to illuminate these concerns I will consider examples of work from Caspar David Friedrich (1774–1840), Kimsooja (b. 1957), as well as my own work. This argument will be conceptually supported through selected concepts of Gilles Deleuze (1925–1995), Charles Birch (1918–2009) and Clive Hamilton (b. 1953). The work from this paper emerges out of my visual arts practice-led research for my PhD at RMIT.