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The Beginning...
August 20, 2011 by Jenny Brown

I think making this drawing was the moment when making art changed for me. It was in the early 2000s, and I was spending day after day painting (and I wasn't really that good at it). Or maybe I should say my heart wasn't really in painting. One night, I took the plunge and did something I had always wanted to do...to draw on a collection of  sketches I had found a few years earlier in a trash can. I didn't know who they belonged to, but from what I could gather from my analysis of them, they were a collection of children's drawings about soldiers and various military scenarios. I took an oil stick and a bottle of ink and got to work. The whole process felt good to me. I felt like I got to bring new life to old stories,  and that I had to make sense of and try to understand something that was incomplete. They weren't all successful, but I think the one in this post was, mostly because I realized in the moment of making it how much I loved found materials and messiness and ink and drawing. I never really painted again after I made this drawing, so in sense, this drawing was really the beginning for me. In that moment, all the worries and stress I had when I was painting disappeared. 
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Jenny Brown is a Providence-based artist who loves drawing, collage, and working with found materials- especially old paper.

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