An object cannot be seen for what it truly is because the action of objectification is determined by a unique description based on memory/thought. For the object to be seen for what it is in this very instant, memory/thought cannot be used, because memory has no power of its own to sustain itself as the present. This means that what you see as an object is not what that object is. So what are you drawing, then, if what you see is not what you think you see?
This question is seldom asked in the drawing class. Many artists preferring to continue repeating the same inaccuracies passed on from generation to generation. There are even masters of inaccuracy whose blindness is supported by blind academia.
Seeing that the word(thought) is not the thing itself, an accurate interpretation is therefore necessary. This interpretation acts as a pointer to what the object is and establishes an understanding of how the object appears.
Awareness is the knowing that is prior to thought. Awareness being presence, is not determined by psychological thinking.
The first recognition of an object, is when what appears to be an object, appears on awareness.
This visual interpretation of awareness is based on the actual path that vision takes once awareness gets interpreted into words.
- In the action of drawing, awareness is visually interpreted as a multitude of lines going in all directions at once and originating without a centre.
Awareness is prior to but simultaneously appearing as the object. Thus the visual path can only be an interpretation of awareness.
- the interpretation of a visual path, is a line that gives no reference to any specific shape.
- the visual path, being the focus of attention onto an apparent point, moves from one point to the next in a linear fashion. The natural directional movement of which is ‘from point to point without reference given to any specific shape’.