There is a region of the brain important for maintaining the calibration between visual and motor systems necessary for accurate eye-hand coordination.
Presumably, recalibration of the eye-hand coordination takes place continuously throughout our lives. – Lorri Preston
I’ve sketched the hand, eye and brain before. I draw them all again this week while at the same time I prepare syllabi for Drawing classes this Fall.
The study is direct and only focuses on the three parts of the body at the start. And this morning in Yoga, my teacher Meg talks about the heart. Naturally I make time to draw out and consider that connection as well.
I show the small grouping to Thomas, who is also an artist and had been wanting me to include the heart. He says … these four body parts … I consider them the four basic elements of an artist’s existence – bridging the internal and external, the subjective and objective.
I couldn’t have said it better myself.
I consider the process a week long meditation – natural and organic.
New work continues. I’ve worked the head and the upper extremities. This weekend’s focus, the lower extremities.
How will this fit together visually? Won’t really know until all the parts are sized and completed. Right now there are at least 5 (parts). I have a few more to paint, then I’ll start piecing it together.
The feet, all about being grounded. Foundation. Connection. Balance. Mobility. Direction.
26 bones. 33 muscles. 31 joints. Over 100 ligaments.
Rooting…into the earth. Feet are feeling strong, firm and planted these days.
I do like this but I want a stronger design.
Clear, white structure sits atop a black gessoed, solid background.
Some roots, some seeds…some play, some ground.
Satisfied. A clear and stable design with some flow and play.
They’re my feet.
Onto the legs. To be continued….
(noun) 1. external appearance of a clearly defined area
2. the shape of a thing or person.
3. a body, esp. that of a human being.
( Fine Arts)
1. the organization, placement, or relationship of basic elements, as lines and colors in a painting or volumes and voids in a sculpture, so as to produce a coherent image; the formal structure of a work of art.
2. an object, person, or part of the human body or the appearance of any of these
a. the structure, pattern, organization, or essential nature of anything.
1. to construct or frame.
2. to place in order; arrange; organize.
3. to frame (ideas, opinions, etc.) in the mind.
(noun) the improvement or amendment of what is unsatisfactory
the amendment of conduct, belief, etc. (verb) to change to a better state, form, etc.; improve by alteration, substitution, abolition, etc.
to subject to the process of reforming