MARKING & MAPPING®

My lifelong love for both calligraphy and maps of all kinds led to my approach to drawing as mark-making.  It uses a variety of expressive media, from inks to watercolor pencils to invent lines and textures combined with hues and tones that when blended achieve a sense of flow and discovery. Brush strokes, pressures, and movement on a surface—whether paper, board or silk, create lasting impressions. These become representations of meaning with the addition of words within works or as definitive titles. These meditative mindscapes reveal my navigation and creative process that considers how I use the space on the page and transforms “mistakes” into surprises.

Inspirations: Cave paintings, petroglyphs, Leonardo’s notebooks, Van Gogh drawings, Dubuffet, Kandinsky, Al Hirschfeld, Saul Steinberg, Corita Kent, John Cage, Paula Scher, Julie Mehretu, Keith Haring, Yayoi Kusama, Basquiat, Jennifer Bartlett, Linn Meyers

Marking & Mapping® is a registered trademark of Renee Sandell for ForThCo Vision LLC.

MARKING & MAPPING®

My lifelong love for both calligraphy and maps of all kinds led to my approach to drawing as mark-making.  It uses a variety of expressive media, from inks to watercolor pencils to invent lines and textures combined with hues and tones that when blended achieve a sense of flow and discovery. Brush strokes, pressures, and movement on a surface—whether paper, board or silk, create lasting impressions. These become representations of meaning with the addition of words within works or as definitive titles. These meditative mindscapes reveal my navigation and creative process that considers how I use the space on the page and transforms “mistakes” into surprises.

Inspirations: Cave paintings, petroglyphs, Leonardo’s notebooks, Van Gogh drawings, Dubuffet, Kandinsky, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee, Al Hirschfeld, Saul Steinberg, Corita Kent, John Cage, Paula Scher, Julie Mehretu, Keith Haring, Yayoi Kusama, Basquiat, Jennifer Bartlett, Linn Meyers.

Marking & Mapping® is a registered trademark of Renee Sandell for ForThCo Vision LLC.