How it’s Been
5 November 2011
The sketchbook tradition has pretty much died out” — Alex Livingston, January 2011
In which I come of age inspired by books and artefacts that are hundreds of years old.
This is the tradition, the stream, in which I imagine I'll be working.
In which I think I’m working with a stream of objects. Inspired by things that are 500 years old, I imagine that one day too, my things will be 500 years old.
“Appreciated in 2500 AD”
There was a time when I imagined myself working in the future as writer, using a typewriter.
In which I want an iPad and have had an iPhone for two years. In which Star Trek’s paperless world has begun to make sense for everybody. In which a painting prof at the art school I went to “prints” after creating them on a Wacom tablet and a MacBook Pro.
- Orginally produced as an image on 17 Jan 2011, as a potential ilustration to “The Sketchbook Tradition”
- The image published on my blog on 5 Nov 2011
- Sept 2015: this version produced