These drawings were going through some hard times. Hang on there, I said to them, as I was leaning over them, everything will be fine. Some parts of you may have to be covered up, other parts may have to change shapes or colours. I may have to make light what was dark in you, and dark what used to be light. And, what’s more, you may have to meet new, unknown elements that I will introduce to you. They may appear strange to you at first, but you will have to trust me as I’m sticking them onto you with my glue.
These were made on my canapé.
I want to do more things lying down.
You don’t have to hold your back up. Or your neck. Or your head.
So you save a lot of energy
which you can transform into something else.
Already for some time I’ve been trying to stop letting so many striped elements into my drawings. But the more I want to stop those stripes, the more of them come marching in. And they come in various colors, lengths and angles, as you can see here.
You open a door, and before you know it they’re all over the place. Like ants on a pie. I don’t know what to do about it.
Maybe best to sit down with them and sit them out.
I wonder what will be next.
The new year is already here
It rocks and shakes, there’s no stopping it
And all of us are inside of it