365 Duplications in 2011

Georgia Fyke in Oxford, Mississippi has set out to make 365 duplications in 2011. She explains, "A duplication is a set of drawing - one randomly scribbled down, the other a pain-staking copy of the first."...

Why did you decide to do this project? I decided to undertake this after seeing your book. I knew I wanted to do something, but wasn't sure what. After fortuitously sitting next to a girl who is currently a student of my former art teacher on the train back from Chicago, I decided that duplications were where it's at. They aren't really very creative to be honest; it's like transcribing a piece of music. But they're a tool to help me further develop my ability to really see the world. I used to draw every day, and I used to love it. I've been away from it for year, and I want to get back to that place!

How has doing a yearlong/daily project affected your life? I've only been doing this for 22 days. I've somehow yet to skip a day. I really enjoy the ritual of it, even during this busy time. I was hoping it would be a centering constant, and it has proven to be so. We'll see how it goes, but I'm off to a rocking start!

See all of Georgia's duplications HERE.


Jess said...

Such an interesting form of daily practice, Georgia!

Georgia said...

Thanks so much, Jess!