Something to Look Forward to

In case you haven't noticed, drawing's back. Amsterdam's Geert Dekkers capitalizes on its quiet renaissance by using webspace to disseminate art to an unlimited viewership. is a New Zealand-based weblog and 'a drawing a day' has been programmed to generate a new drawing daily at exactly 00:00 CET since May 2002. Dekkers explains that 'The drawings, even if they are not strictly drawings (but web pages or flash movies) are, in essence, plans, and I see them as the most basic form of an artistic idea. Which is of course why most of the content is in some way related to planning some event in the future.' The drawing a day project dovetails out of Dekkers' ongoing preoccupation with the concept of future, the basis for other threads such as 'One Day,' a series that 'takes a wish or desire and throws it forward into some unspecified future.' - Peggy MacKinnon