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  Drawing / Reading / Drawing : a personal practice
August 1 - October 3, 2010
Artist's reception Sunday, August 15, 2pm


Drawing / Reading / Drawing : a personal practice
by Thomas Gaudynski

Engaging in the everyday and the timeless, the local and the global, human life and nature, society and art, growing things and making food. These drawings with words were made in May and June 2010. Each drawing brings together ideas, images, words, activities, and references that are primarily of the time required to experience, consider, and execute them as drawings. Dozens of different drawings could be substituted during that same time period. It was spring and the beginning of summer during their drafting. The sights, sounds and activities of living and working at riverrun, a little bungalow in Cambridge Woods, Milwaukee, were the field of experience. Outside events, from local animals, insects and plants to social and world-wide environmental challenges rub up against the internal references to art, literature, music, and living.

Thomas Gaudynski is a native Milwaukee species, writer, sound artist, and entrepreneurial scholar.

Dead Crow by Thomas Gaudynski
Dead Crow
Ink on paper
June 9, 2010
Appropriated fragment from Kidnapped, The Midnight (2003) by Susan Howe.
Reference for flying crow and wasps: Creative Commons.

Rain Garden by Thomas Gaudynski
Rain Garden
Ink on paper
Ideation on May 18, 2010
Execution on May 19, 2010
Alludes to Il Pleut (1916) and Zone (1913) by Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918).
Reference for peepers and swallow: Creative Commons.
Reference for rain garden diagram: Applied Ecological Services, Inc.
Thomas Gaudynski at Woodland Pattern opening, photo by Terry Bauman
Thomas Gaudynski at Woodland Pattern opening, photos by Terry Bauman
Thomas Gaudynski at Woodland Pattern opening, photo by Terry Bauman


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