THINKING THROUGH DRAWING: PRACTICE INTO KNOWLEDGE 149
is the purpose of an audience if there is nothing
for them to do but look? Art has to resonate with
an audience—to encourage them to intuit and
to be conscious of their own intuition. If it is “too
finished” it can become more like a magic trick
where the effort of the viewer is to wonder how it
was made rather than what is it doing to me. I like it
when a work of art leaves parts for a viewer to com-
plete, or, I suppose you could say, leaves room for
one to draw his or her own conclusions from it.
I think drawing therefore is a way to manifest
an act of curiosity. There are many ways to get from
Point A to Point B and drawing can be that very
La Grande Macabre, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall in 2010, with the New York Philharmonic.