There wasn't enough room in the sketchbook.
My main introduction to art was through art as therapy. I filled two large sketchbooks while recovering during a difficult time in my life. I kept drawing and painting and changing the ways in which I was drawing and painting.
I liked the world I was able to create in my third sketchbook. Looking at that sketchbook felt like looking at a small insignificant story about a really really important world, and I felt like a left-out giant peering down at it. The amount of respect I had for the story didn't seem adequately represented by the small book I had used to capture it. I decided to make the sketchbook world real, larger than me, and something I could live inside of.
I have been doing that ever since.
Rina Miriam Drescher
Artist Statement, November 2016
Rochester, NY USA
Rina's paintings, drawings, limited edition linoleum block prints, and zines can be purchased directly from Studio Harpy: Artspace, Hungerford Building, Rochester, NY USA. Open each First Friday of every month from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and by appointment.