The destructive allure of the unfinished

Don’t let what you might do blind you to what you’ve already done

A spread from my sketchbook with a variety of marks in watercolor and pencil next to photos of tree bark textures.
A spread from my sketchbook exploring mark making inspired by nature. Background image by Deeana Garcia via Pexels

I’m mesmerized watching Eva Kalien’s reels of her mixed media sketches, but inevitably I want her to have stopped way sooner than she does.

I am drawn to some of Eva Kitok’s early embroidery work, where parts of the composition are outlined with stitch, but…

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