Part of my appreciation of Sol LeWitt’s work is summed up quite nicely in an introduction essay about Sol Lewitt’s “Scribble wall drawings” in the catalogue for the show at PaceWildenstein Gallery, 2007 - by Robert Stor as he writes with the question of metaphoric intent in LeWitt’s Scribble wall drawings:
… “the idea that he [LeWitt] had given a work an a priori expressive purpose would contradict the basic rationale of all that he had done hitherto by over-determining a visual outcome, assigning it a specific, hence restrictive meaning, and thus making preordained content master of procedurally arrived at form.” - from Darkness Tangible by Robert Stor (p. 9)
I want to believe that something is discovered in the act of making a drawing - that drawing is not merely recording something that has already passed, an event, an emotion, an object, a picture of a thing… etc. If this is the case - then art of this kind is the evidence of an idea expressed in a form influenced deeply by the context and situation of its existence in a physical form - something that can be transmitted in some way in order to be perceived… Something always changes in the process - the act of making something concrete- that is the exciting part - the discovery. What will it look like?