Self Representation

You draw what you see. And what you see is almost entirely engineered by humans. Therefore, almost all of what you draw is design. We create our own subjects, and then draw them over and again. The same is true, even, of our landscapes, which almost always show lands shaped by cultivation, almost never the forest primeval. We escape ourselves only in mountain- or sea-scapes. And perhaps rock gardens.

I find architects’ renderings of their own designs unimaginably sterile. Should I not therefore find all art, or nearly all art, similarly sterile?