Daily calisthenics

Collector Cards

As a teacher, Fred Griffin pushes his students to practice their craft as diligently as he does. “Aren’t we visualizers all the time, artmakers all the time?” He asks them. “ I think there’s one singular missing link in the designer and artist’s life – and that is they don’t do enough exercises,” Griffin said. “Every other art form I know of – sports included, music, dance, the other things like that – there’s practice.”

Daily exercises on 2 x 3.5 inch cards.

Fred H. Griffin

Northwest artist and graphic design instructor, taught at Burnley School of Professional Art & Art Institute of Seattle from 1960 - 2010. His work was shown in many Northwest galleries throughout his career.

“Seeing drawing is a discipline of awareness of unwavering attention to a world which is fully alive. It is not the pursuit of happiness. It is the experiencing of happiness. The awareness of being all there.”

~ Paraphrased by Griffin from the book The Zen of Seeing: Seeing/Drawing as Meditation, by Frederick Franck, 1973. Griffin was inspired by the work of Franck.

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