I started with the idea that my sketchbook would come to rest eventually in a library full of unfinished ideas. A sketchbook for me is something where I put my ideas and work on them for a while, but never quite finish them. They will later be either forgotten, become part of bigger ideas or, if they're really lucky, a concept.
Most of my sketchbooks aren't that much to look at. They are full of try-outs and scribbles. Usually one per page so that there's a lot of white left. Except for when I use it to doodle away while I watch tv or during meetings. Those pages are filled up and rich food for psychoanalysts. But all in all it's a reflection of my chaotic mind and that makes it rather unexciting.
For this sketchbook I wanted something else. I wanted to show the next step, when the chaotic mind creates a solid idea, a thought.
I've used the theme long stories with short endings and decided that every page should be cared for. I still doodled, but I worked on it to create an image that evolved from my thoughts as well as my hands. There's no titles to the pages, but nevertheless every one of them tells a story about stories that end.
I've researched the theme philosophically using my drawings. I came on ugly business as well as beautiful thoughts. Sometimes things got rough but mostly I loved the time I've spent on this sketchbook.
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