Michelle Brand, like most of us, uses her sketchbook to capture odd imagery, thoughts, and words. Seeing it all laid out in this way is an accurate representation of the intense shifts that go on within the mind of an artist. One day could be a pattern inspired by broken glass, trees, or a birds-eye view of the city, then the next day could be random thoughts that spark curiosity or a quote you can’t seem to shake. The dramatic contrast of the sketchbook pages with the black ink clearly catches your attention, but the way she chose to showcase the entire thing as a whole (4 years worth) takes it to a new level. This organized chaos of doodles and lettering give us a compelling glimpse of how our subject matter can shift and jump around from day to day, and we always encourage artists to get all of that out onto the paper – the end result might surprise you in the best kind of way!