Sunday, January 31, 2010

Recycle, repurpose

So, the plan is to recycle a few so-so drawings into three dimensional sculptures. This is the first one.
The next step is to make some drawings from the drawings, usually a fun exercise for me. Right now, though, I'm struggling: 'drawing things' is much more perilous than just 'drawing.' Feels tight and wrong. How can it be right OR wrong?
I think I want to make fluid and ethereal pictures, but I keep ending up with harsh, graphic work. Shall I just give in? I won't upload the graphic work just now. I'll take another day or so to study the cut paper.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Air Quality

Hal and I spent a good part of the day framing work for a show going up Monday. Our friend Jack Callan made beautiful frames and we worked out the rest.

This is "Air Quality 2," 27.5 x 53.5 inches. Oh gosh, I later added some graphite drawing that you won't see here (only at the VB central library).

My back is just about killin' me.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

This is "Air Quality 1," sort of a leap back into the past for me. I've been working lately with my friend and former teacher, Lorraine Fink. Years ago she taught me this process of monotype and I have been revisiting it, layering and drawing, then working with graphite and eraser over it. It feels good to bring a bit of color back into the work. Today I watched a video piece about Joan Miro and was awed by the color in his early work. Color to affect the heart.
This and several others will go into a show at the Central Library in Virginia Beach on Monday, and then on up to Richmond.