Oblique Strategies

Update 2/1/23

Many readers may be familiar with this project by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt. One of my projects for 2023 is to draw my way through the deck of cards. One prompt per day, for 100 days in a row. In addition to the structure of a prompt from an outside, disinterested source, I pick my drawing materials and music prior to reading the prompt- music choices when I’m in the studio really reflect my mood anyway. I also give myself a time-limit of 15 minutes. Each drawing gets documented along with the “dilemma” (and my music choice), and I also am keeping a separate, small note-book with some narrative around the choices I’m making.

So far (one month in) most of the results have been roughly in line with my current pursuits. In addition to the benefits of forcing daily activity, I also appreciate the aspect of this project that requires reasoning through choices.

Author: sterlingsart

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