I imagine that we all think that what we are trying to say, explain, describe to those we meet is crystal clear.
I make assumptions as I formulate the words and fail to realise that I have left out the whole of my life’s experience of the subject. Obviously time is a factor, no one is going to wait around to hear the minute details of a description so a shorthand version needs to be presented.
Sometimes I feel so desperately in need of communicating, then I remember why I draw.
‘a picture is worth a thousand words’
Whatever the origin of this idiom for some people it is a fundamental way of navigating the world however when I work with different people I realise that images too can very quickly mislead and that not everyone can easily ‘read’ a drawing.