This question is key to me as a visual artist.
As you know, I’m interested in the skill of making as well as ideas, whether that be in art, “craft” or design. As far as I’m concerned a level of hand-eye co-ordination is hugely important for all these disciplines. Drawing is, for me, the most effective way of really looking at something and is the common grammatical base of a language which may then be developed in an infinite number of directions. Of course it doesn’t have to be with a pencil but the direct gesture from eye and brain to the limb (normally a hand) in order to communicate an idea.
If we can’t convey our ideas through imagery of whatever kind then where does that lead us? Surely to a facile and superficial dead end.
What do you think?