I see all kinds of imagery in the drawing hanging behind Patrick’s head. Words, names, suns, landscapes, homes and the cosmos.
Sometimes I see it as just a children’s drawing free from any influence or care just fun with crayons on a day visiting. Then other times I see freshness that Van Gough was chasing, or a window into Patrick’s thoughts, but best of all I see it as an extensions of Patrick and his oneness with everything, a profound and deep connection to the cosmos.
I’m being honest when I say that looking at the picture of this drawing leads me to ask all kinds of questions about art in general. Such as. Why do I have to paint a painting with the canvas always in the same position? This drawing was done from multiple sides and angles. Why isn’t there balance in randomness? Why not use pure color? Why can’t I capture the freedom of these crayon strokes in my brush? How can I let go more and experience the freedom of a child again?
What went well?
The drawing on the wall is done!
What didn’t go so well?
Not as much time painting as I would have liked.
What did I learn?
I learned a ton about art as play and the freedom of a child.