Daniel Gibson

Region: Pacific Coast

All my recent work is centered on drawing with Sumi ink using a wooden tool that I carve to get a sharp point. For me, this is where the magic happens. I keep a clear mind and move the stick around until a figure or story appears; it’s automatic. This method lets me tap into the subconscious without forcing a certain story or dialogue. It feels like I’m stumbling around in the dark looking for a light switch. Some turn into oil paintings and others Sumi/charcoal drawings on canvas. Both styles offer their own form of meditation or just plain ol’ checking out.