This is communicative artwork in that it is meant to communicate ideas mostly to oneself. It is thinking: committing notions and thoughts to physical things. These can be stream-of-conscious or methodical in their making. Every moment and detail of one’s life and surroundings, the media used, and specifics of a particular project–from the client, site, and jurisprudence–influence the work and thus the idea. Details, themes, and overriding expressions and arguments in the resulting built work most often, but not always, can be traced back to these very humble doodles.
A. Thagne Schreyer, AIA