I looked in my recycling bin for inspiration. I found crumpled up pieces of paper;
drawings I had begun and abruptly finished a few days ago. They were sloppy, messy,
and now crumpled. I flattened them out and again saw my point of frustration. I had
circled in red pen all of the mistakes I made.
However, the red circles were undeniably important. They were part of the
drawing, no longer excluded. I glued the drawings down on some cardboard and the
lines from the crumpled paper were now hardly noticeable. Now, my most obvious
mistake was gone. I arranged them close to one another on the cardboard and then cut
the excess edges to only leave a small outline of where the drawings lay.
The drawings now had a different feel. They seemed almost constellation-like or
that the red circles were indications of something entirely different. In re-working these
drawings that had neglected, there were less and less signs of destruction.
By: Emma Studebaker
Marlboro Class of 2018
Beautiful Minds Challenge Honorary Mention 2013-14