Matisse sought to have the white of the paper be a source of light in his drawings. This little drawing of a still life is my reply to that. I tried to create the mirage of the table with flowers using as few lines as possible, to have light pouring over the objects. I wanted the lines to hold themselves up so that the flowers and the vase would not even need the table.
“Drawing is putting a line round an idea.” — Henri Matisse
[Top of the post: Small sketch of flowers in a vase, by Aletha Kuschan, ballpoint pen]