The notebook drawings are made directly with colored pencil in drawing books then torn out and joined with linen tape. Reductive in form, these drawings follow shifts in perception through time and the sensations of seeing, feeling and thinking in the periphery of lived spaces and the body. The combination of restrained forms and the central seam bring attention to their fragility and indicate the intimacy of the book as their source. I use these drawings as “notes”, gathering them in different groupings to help order stages within the paintings. Writing on the back, which I call “notations”, are conceived in conjunction with the drawings, and inform the development of the paintings.

notebook drawings
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings  Group of 8 drawings, Color pencil on paper with linen tape
in: place - in: not - in: cover - edge - not - /release - with:we:you:they - are. (Notebook drawings for Are.)
2015
Group of 8 drawings, Color pencil on paper with linen tape
94 x 16 in (overall) , 11.75 x 16 in (each)
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings  Group of 8 drawings, Colored pencil on paper with linen tape
holds: in - this: now - this/and/not/this - :next - this. - before:stop - in: - holds:this (notebook drawings for Are: This)
2015-2016
Group of 8 drawings, Colored pencil on paper with linen tape
94 x 16 in (overall), 11.75 x 16 in (each)
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings Group of 8 drawings, Colored pencil on paper with linen tape
are: than - in: there - /shadow - shadow/ - :was - once: - free/ - here: now (notebook drawings for Are: Here)
2015-2016
Group of 8 drawings, Colored pencil on paper with linen tape
94 x 16 in (overall), 11.75 x 16 in (each)
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
what-was-always
2013
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for How-Close
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
curtain/there/thick
2013
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for How-Close
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
link
2013
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for How-Close
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
behind/
2013
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for How-Close
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
through-it
2014
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for How-Close
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
fade/stone
2013
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for How-Close
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
was-once
2013
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for How-Close
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
must.
2015
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for :More
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil and graphite on paper with linen tape with drawing by Nora Handelman
loose-
2014
colored pencil and graphite on paper with linen tape with drawing by Nora Handelman
11.75"x16"

drawing for :More
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
wait/through
2014-2015
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for :More
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
/stays
2014
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for :More
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
in-more
2014
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for :More
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
hold:follow
2014
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for :More
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
hold/yet/more
2013
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for :More
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
now/yet
2014
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for Yet:For
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
move:
2014
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for Yet:For
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
hard-opening
2014
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for Yet:For
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
new/full/able
2014
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for Yet:For
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
small-begin
2014
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for Yet:For
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
for:
2014
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for Yet:For
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
this:for
2015
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for Yet:For
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
now-
2014
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for Close-Now
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
this-side
2014
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for Close-Now
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
/push/
2014
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for Close-Now
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
divider
2014
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for Close-Now
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
/pull/
2014
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for Close-Now
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
starts:
2014-2015
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for Close-Now
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
no-retreat
2015
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for Close-Now
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
the curtain/the white one
2013
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for Knows
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
turn:there
2013
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for Knows
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings graphite on paper with linen tape
be/still
2013
graphite on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for Knows
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
can be/done
2013
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for Knows
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
break/shed
2013
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for Knows
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
now:move
2013
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for Knows
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings graphite on paper with linen tape
turn:know
2013
graphite on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for Knows
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
blank/sheer/cover/stone
2013
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for More:Yet
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
more:give
2013
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for More:Yet
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
give:see
2013
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for More:Yet
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape with drawing by Nora Handelman
more/more
2013
colored pencil on paper with linen tape with drawing by Nora Handelman
11.75"x16"

drawing for More:Yet
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
more:near
2013
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for More:Yet
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
let/in
2014
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for More:Yet
JESSICA DICKINSON notebook drawings colored pencil on paper with linen tape
yet:more
2014
colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11.75"x16"

drawing for More:Yet