Humanities Moments

Pre-verbal Sketching

Contributed by David Roh, 41, Associate Professor of English
Pencil & sketchbook
Before I was able to articulate in words how I was processing the world around me—shifts in mood, media images, the domestic mundane—I found sketching to be a release valve through which I could work through everything, even if the result was nonsensical or abstract. In this case, it was not an external piece of art or culture that spoke to me, but my putting pencil to paper that gave me room to speak to an audience of one.

Title

Pre-verbal Sketching

Description

Before I was able to articulate in words how I was processing the world around me—shifts in mood, media images, the domestic mundane—I found sketching to be a release valve through which I could work through everything, even if the result was nonsensical or abstract. In this case, it was not an external piece of art or culture that spoke to me, but my putting pencil to paper that gave me room to speak to an audience of one.

Source

My sketchbook

Date

Primary School

Contributor

David Roh, 41, Associate Professor of English

Identifier

david-roh-sketching

Referrer

NHC