Blog / 2013 / Drawing as Meditation

March 18, 2013

I’ve never been much for meditation. In fact, it’s when I try to tell my brain to be quiet that the real noise begins. That said, I do know how to find peace regularly.

I get to it by drawing. I may find a similar sense of presence as I’m painting, but, because it takes me months to finish that sort of work, the meditative quality isn’t quite so smooth or complete. I can make a drawing like this one in ten or twenty minutes. And by the time it’s done, the noise is gone.

I talk more about trying to meditate in this video about pain.

drawing of a white woman’s face
Gwenn Seemel
Holly
2013
marker on paper
6 x 6 inches
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