Looking at Art with a Sketchbook

If I had walked into the San Jose Museum of Art before I sketched, I would have stood in the entryway, looked up and thought “Ah, there’s a Chihuly!”. And I’d have moved on to the next piece. But with a sketchbook, everything changes. I no longer look at whole exhibits, even small ones… I always run out of time. But what I see, I see so much more deeply than before. So this Chihuly piece at the San Jose Museum of Art was not just another Chihuly: it was a live, writhing mass of eel-like forms hanging in 3 primary colored clumps from the ceiling at the museum. It […]