Artist Paul Klee once said that drawing is like taking a line for a walk.
I thought it would be interesting in a recent workshop to have our walk become more concrete as we left traces or lines wherever we passed.
My hypothesis was that this near walkscape type performance might be a way of attending very closely to the business of walking.
At times meditative wandering or full on awareness of the body at walk, leaving a trace of seeds for the wintering birds brought new questions and new observations as we passed through parkland, sleepy streets and busy intersections.
And maybe there will be unsuspecting giant sunflowers taking root in Parisian alleys later this year. A little like in this 1979 children’s book showcasing the Helianthus annuus growing in vacant city lots.