The most important elements in my drawings are growth and emergent forms. To allow for this kind of motion, I practice automatic action for many hours in order to give myself unexpected marks to which I can then respond and discover what forms might grow from them.

The goal is to engage in a style of infinite drawing, with each being a complete piece only by the nature of the page’s edges. Otherwise, the growth would be capable of continuing.

More recently, I’ve become very interested in what happens when introducing indicators of time and narrative into each composition. The introduction of comic book-style panels or storyboard panels impose sequential boundaries which inform and direct the movement of the growth of the drawing. Instead of using them to tell a predetermined story, I’m interested in what happens when they are elements of the landscape in which I’m exploring a stream-of-consciousness process.

“In The Beginning”
Ballpoint Pen on Newsprint

“Wall of Death”
Private Commission
Pencil on Paper, 30”x22”

Brush Pen

© 2019, Adam Stone.