8" x 6" Paper
Ball Point Pen
"I have been an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons, LDS) my entire life and as such have attended Sunday service almost every week of my 29 years. During this time, I'm not sure if there was one Sunday that I did not draw something at church.
The sketchbook comes out for various reasons, but probably the most to keep me awake and attentive. Since I have a formal art practice now, I call this series "Church Drawings". They are all on 8" x 6" paper with ball point pen. This drawing, like most of them, has representational objects that I see at church; the fold-up metal chair, lillies from a Biblical narrative painting, John the Baptist's head, scribbles from a blind contour, and some decorative pattern that could have been on a tie or dress. They are built up together to make some visual sense or nonsense. Either one is okay with me. In the end, they are concerned with that environment and it's sights, sounds, and impressions."
By Casey Jex Smith