Mar 4, 2022
“The question that you should ask yourself is - why are you drawing this? What are you trying to show? And if the answer is not clear to you, it will never be clear to your audience..." - Rita Sabler.
Why is this question important, and is it worth the effort of answering every time? What does the audience stand to gain from this exercise? Rita's thoughts around this become the basis of this lovely conversation.
In her role as sketch-journalist, Rita covers events that she finds important and shares stories through a combination of location-art and reportage. She has covered various protests in Portland (Oregon, USA), and most recently the rallies to seek justice for George Floyd. Nishant asks also about her reportage of border-towns in Arizona, to document a world literally and figuratively divided by politics.
Rita explains how she balances the arduous responsibilities of artist and journalist. In this light they consider the why of her art, and the value that urban-sketching can offer in today’s media-landscape of unlimited screens and limited attention spans.
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