In 1953, Robert Rauschenberg asked William de Kooning, an artist he idolized, to give him one of his drawings. De Kooning reluctantly agreed, and Rauschenberg….. well…. Rauschenberg erased it, and put it in a lovely gold frame with an inscription that said “ERASED de KOONING DRAWING, ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG, 1953”. Once again, art history gives me the giggles. Existential philosophies not ignored, when you make a mark and then erase it, it is very different than if you’d not made a mark at all. Today, draw for at least 12 minutes. Use a variety of nice, well intentioned dark marks, and then…. erase it. Please, please oh please, post your erased drawing to this post on our Facebook page (#salchallenge) if for no other reason than seeing a line of erased sketch pages will give us the giggles.
The January Creative Challenge: 15 minutes, once a day, for 30 days.