Vicci Ho is a writer, film programmer and producer. She has written for Variety and worked for film festivals across the globe, including Toronto International Film Festival, Zurich Film Festival and directed the Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.  She is the President of Janitor Interactive: a production company specializing in games.

This is her personal page.

Unconventional Drawing

It was a simple enough objective: make a drawing without using any conventional means: ie. no pencils, no pens, no charcoal, no paint...I can't use any materials that would make you think is a drawing. I decided to try and create something with a habit of mine: drinking lots of tea and coffee. Coffee and tea both leaves stains on paper, so I started saving up the coffee grinds and tea leaves I used during the week.

coffee grind and tea

I then purchased some paper designed for watercolors, and I scattered the grinds randomly onto the paper, curious to see if the moisture remaining in the grind would help 'stain' the paper.

grind and tea on the paper

Occasionally I would use the materials i just finished making coffee with to 'draw' / drip onto the work, as seen below:

messing around with coffee grind from Vicci Ho on Vimeo.

After a few days, emptied the grind and used actual coffee to continue working on the work, and I used the tip of a chopstick to 'sketch' on the piece:

grind and coffee as 'material'

chopstick as sketching tool

I also attempted to use the coffee filter as a tool for drawing:

coffee and filter as drawing tool

I did this for about 5 days, and stopped right around here. I didn't really know what to expect when I started out, and there are parts in the drawing that is more stained than others. I added some 'scribbles' to it, in the vague shapes that I like to draw...this is my completed drawing.

Final Drawing.

some thoughts on week 1's readings

PComp Final Reflections