Back to the Drawing Board

I am back in the studio, my head still busy with the impressions of India. Most of what I am doing now is still uncertain and a bit of a struggle, it’s still too fresh.

This is a drawing I did during the trip. It stems from my previous work, but points to new development in what I am striving for, an all-over composition, inspired from the spirit of nature. The birds are a new addition.

It came as a vision one morning around 4 or 5 am, while I was half asleep. Somehow, in the Himalayas it was easier to wake up that early, and totally worth it. I bolted outside my room to catch the light coming up. Sitting in the small garden overlooking the Ganges, I drew quickly, holding the image in my mind. Birdsongs were rising as the sun was slowly making it’s way over the mountains.

This small sketch is a reminder of that moment. It is also a first step my further development of the idea of tapestry, or how things and beings are intertwined, which I what to convey in a bigger way.

I’ll be developing that idea in the next few months and share the process with you. Let me know what you think on Instagram!

Louise Jalbert, “Upanishads in a dream”, 2018, Feltmarker in sketchbook, 6.5 x 4.5 inches