Transept art project: debrief and reflection on the drawing process.

30 March 2021 - Reading time: 11 minutes

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.

Links: IN/BREAK Transept 2021 homepage - my page in the exhibit

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