I said back in Dispatch #8 that the Transept 2021 exhibit is the biggest art project I've ever worked on. As an amateur artist trying to move from mere hobbyist into something more, this was a great opportunity to produce art for an audience beyond myself, and learn a bunch of new skills along the way.
Transept put out their call for artists in late January, inviting artists to submit proposal to the IN/BREAK theme. I already had an idea in mind when I read it, but initially didn't think of joining because, well, I'm an amateur and not really in the fine art game. But after a bit of self-reflection, I decided to take the plunge and give it a go anyway. Nothing to lose, right? And amateurs were welcomed to submit a proposal for the exhibit.
I created this "Gospel Quartet" series for the exhibit.
(top left:) "Mark: Entering the temple."
(top right:) "Matthew: A confrontation."
(bottom left:) "Luke: Breaking ground."
(bottom right:) "John: Wind-borne."
Graphite pencils on A4 sketch paper.
And indeed, I learned a lot. This blog post is my attempt to summarize what I got out of this experience, especially what I learned in terms of art process.