A TACTILE OBJECT

mark making towards feeling a response

Aim

Create a direct route of communication between your 2 hands.


Blindfold yourself, and touch and feel and object with 1 hand, and respond with pencil touch marks made by the other.


IMPORTANT: the hand makes the mark with the pencil, moves simultaneously, is in synch with and responds to the hand that is exploring the subject.


Tactile information is being transferred and made visible. You will begin to make and recognize interesting marks that are made in response to haptic sensation.

Method

  1. Examine your object in silence for 1 min.
  2. Write the following on your paper:



  • size
  • weight
  • color
  • surface qualities
  • any special features that can make a focal point




  1. Blindfold yourself
  2. Use a range of pencil marks that are made with your drawing hand to describe what your touching hand is feeling.


  • Push and pull
  • twist and turn
  • press firmly
  • press gently



to produce thicker, thinner, lighter, darker marks.

Drawing 2 from Memory

Draw the same object blindfolded from memory.

Use the same techniques with your pencil paying careful attention to how you produce thicker, thinner, lighter, darker marks.


  • Push and pull
  • twist and turn
  • press firmly
  • press gently

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