I am interested in the idea that an action can be a drawing and how it can exist as different forms of representation. In my practice I have been exploring the meaning of ‘to draw’ inspired by the Oxford English Dictionary definition. What interests me is there are seventy-three different definitions for ‘to draw’ and they mostly describe actions. In the traditional sense, drawing is known as making a mark on a surface, rendering a representation or an image on a piece of paper.
Yet drawing is an activity; the body moves in space to make a mark. If the focus is placed on the act of doing rather then the drawing itself, can drawing exist as an ephemeral movement? Can the result or ‘image’ be a movement or a temporary moment in time? If one places more emphasis on the act of drawing itself how can the idea of drawing be expanded or broadened? What other medium besides pencil and paper can be used to make a drawing?