Sunday, November 30, 2008

Enter a new era

I've been getting ready for a solo show coming up in January... and have clean forgotten to post the big pieces to the blog. Here's a detail from a 5' x 5' drawing based on a much smaller sketchbook drawing. Unfortunately, I cannot get far enough away from the wall to take in the whole image.
So far, this series is looking like the rainy day drawings that inspired them.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Top drawing was made the night before I received the gift of the dead vole (see recent post). I honestly think somehow I knew what was to come... more evidence that time isn't linear for me after all.
I dig the idea that I can go where I might have unfinished business and try to wrap things up. I do that often in the process of drawing, revisiting ideas that niggle at me in my dreams. But this? This is weird.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

What a mess

This one started as a map of where I live now... sensing energy undulating here. Didn't Edgar Cayce say Virginia Beach is an energy node of some kind? I'm feeling it.
So, are we small? Large? Infinite? Finite? Maybe two objects CAN take up the same space at the same time.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Where ideas come from

Hal brought home a vole (deceased I'm afraid) for me to draw. So peaceful and eternally sleeping, her fur so soft and perfectly bluegray. Later on I'll maybe post some of the sketches I made of her, but I see her influence in this piece as well.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Dulled senses

The best of the bunch is not always good... I think the value here is in the detail: ghosts caught on the edge of the image; the intricate, delicate foot turned in; the last flutter of wing. I want that black black back. My heart isn't in it.