|I Want More Out of Life..., 2008|
My drawings are created through a stream of consciousness activity starting with random marks on the paper and from there I go with the flow and follow now formal plan or idea...they are intuitive and natural happenings. I use a variety of pencils, hardness and softness...on occasion I will "cheat" and use a ruler if a straight line is required...and goodness knows, I can't draw a straight line to save my life...or I'll use the round cardboard inner ring of a roll of packing tape to make a circle should I think one is needed, but most of my line work comes into being freehand...
|A little bit softer now...2005|
|Lumina #1, 2006|
|Lumina #2, 2007|
|Pensive Storm, 2012|
|Winter Nights, 2011|
|The heart of everything that is..., 2007|
|For cello, 2007|
|June Wind, 2007|
|Spring Night Haze, 2006|
|Evening Song, 2006|
|Rite of Spring, 2006|
I probably have hundreds of these by now, I very often work on more than one at the same time, so there are various sketchbooks that I've got lying about with work in progress in various stages of unfinished...some are better than others, but what is important to me is the act of making them...they're a meditation... a "reset button" for me to get away from color for a little while and to make something that requires no planning. I've always loved working in pencil...it's a beautiful, versatile medium, and perfect to learn mark making and experimentation...and learning about control...learning about freedom.