Drawing is the discipline by which I constantly discover the world.
This apple tree is not the first one I draw, but perhaps the thousandth. I feel the sap rise to its spreading branches. I feel in my toes how its roots grip the earth.
We do a lot of looking: we look through lenses, telescopes, television tubes…
Our looking is perfected every day, but we see less and less.
While drawing grasses I learn nothing “about” grass, but wake up to the wonder that there is grass at all.
– Frederick Franck
the leaf’s budding and dying are my own!
the 10 commandments (guidelines for the creative life)
frederick franck at the artisans’ gallery
2 thoughts on “waking up to wonder”