spring sketchbook

March – May 2018
+ journal excerpts

spring sketchbook | lynnette therese sauer

spring sketchbook | lynnette therese sauer

the subjectivity inherent in paying attention

spring sketchbook | lynnette therese sauer

spring sketchbook | lynnette therese sauer

“until we can understand the assumptions in which we are drenched we cannot know ourselves” – Adrienne Rich

spring sketchbook | lynnette therese sauer

spring sketchbook | lynnette therese sauer

Thinking about the quote from Mary Oliver – “Attention without feeling is just a report.”

spring sketchbook | lynnette therese sauer

The physical/sensual/visual parts of attention, the connection to spiritual/religious practice

spring sketchbook | lynnette therese sauer

(devotion as: attention to + attending to. [Jon Tyson])

spring sketchbook | lynnette therese sauer

+ Sarah bringing out observation as religious (vs. the scientific way I had been thinking of the word).

spring sketchbook | lynnette therese sauer

I find myself wanting a way to think about attention that is internal/separate from anyone else.

spring sketchbook | lynnette therese sauer

(separate from the feeling?)

spring sketchbook | lynnette therese sauer

But it rarely – or probably, never – is separate.

spring sketchbook | lynnette therese sauer

Attention as communal/relational.

spring sketchbook | lynnette therese sauer

So then how does attention relate to concepts of community, power dynamics, consent, communication skills, honesty, emotional intelligence, etc.

spring sketchbook | lynnette therese sauer

This is a much wider way of considering – but maybe the proper/needed de-centering of myself in an art practice of seeing/paying attention/observing.

spring sketchbook | lynnette therese sauer

Which has always felt like the uncomfortable through-line, the me-ness of these things.

spring sketchbook | lynnette therese sauer

Who cares?

spring sketchbook | lynnette therese sauer

Or is this just abstractly  wanting to “legitimize” my little practice.

spring sketchbook | lynnette therese sauer

I’m not sure.

spring sketchbook | lynnette therese sauer

Reconciling expansion with humility – the expansion/enlargement is of our field of vision, of the depth of our empathy.

spring sketchbook | lynnette therese sauer

This is why the vision metaphors.

spring sketchbook | lynnette therese sauer

This is why the fear of blindness.

spring sketchbook | lynnette therese sauer

spring sketchbook | lynnette therese sauer

Note to self, again: ASK.

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spring sketchbook | lynnette therese sauer

spring sketchbook | lynnette therese sauer(pressed from these flowers)

 

2 thoughts on “spring sketchbook

  1. I enjoyed your last two posts….. I read the article on the Rubin in The NY Times, that was cool! And also this last one. Just curious…. In the one where you wrote Relaxyourneck Relax your face, did you know you wrote Relax your faith once? Wasn’t sure if that was purposeful or not😊also I really liked your drawing of the Flower on the table in a vase. Glad you still find time to do some sketching. ❤️Mom Sent from my iPhone

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    1. Thanks for reading! I’m glad to make some time for sketching as well …and, no, I didn’t realize I’d written “faith” one time – thanks for pointing it out! ;) xo

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