This essay, co-authored with Dr Amanda Ravetz, Dr Anne Douglas and Johan Siebers, suggests drawing is an example of an extended mind; a way of giving and receiving. Illustrated by D Gregory Bateson’s account of a blind man who, in feeling his way forward with a stick, goes beyond the visible edges of his skin. Which makes drawing, we believe, not a prescriptive way to make something happen, or a skill that belongs only to artist, it is a disposition.
Published in Journal of Arts and Communities.
Funded by Arts Humanities Research Council – Connected Communities Fund