Artist’s Statement

Drawing helps me to pay attention, to slow down, to observe the details, the specifics, the relationships. I continue to be surprised and encouraged by what emerges on the paper when I stick to what I see. Connections, proportions, alignments that I had missed emerge to define a shape or a face.

I am trying to draw yoga from the inside out.

Breathe, intention, movement, tension, balance, heat, breathe, flow.

Figuring out how to represent these 'invisibles' is an exciting challenge. My current hypothesis is that by focussing on my own practice and drawing not the ideal but the real, living yoga of a sixty-year-old novice I will get a lot closer.

Let me know what you see.

Gordon Bugbee
22 October 2011

A pure studio art is unfruitful and frail, for anything that does not form living roots should it exist at all?

Käthe Kollwitz, 1916

Artist’s Statement

Drawing helps me to pay attention, to slow down, to observe the details, the specifics, the relationships. I continue to be surprised and encouraged by what emerges on the paper when I stick to what I see. Connections, proportions, alignments that I had missed emerge to define a shape or a face.

I am trying to draw yoga from the inside out.

Breathe, intention, movement, tension, balance, heat, breathe, flow.

Figuring out how to represent these 'invisibles' is an exciting challenge. My current hypothesis is that by focussing on my own practice and drawing not the ideal but the real, living yoga of a sixty-year-old novice I will get a lot closer.

Let me know what you see.

Gordon Bugbee
22 October 2011

A pure studio art is unfruitful and frail, for anything that does not form living roots should it exist at all?

Käthe Kollwitz, 1916