Drawings ~ Pencil, chalk pastel, oil pastel ~
"...We're never getting out of here." (completed 2012)
A friend's dream inspired this drawing. Despite my only having read a description of this dream, our respective drawings ended up looking eerily similar.
Andrew- Tuning Fork Warrior (2008)
I was studying the history of Japanese art at the time of this pencil drawing. The varying delicacy of the strokes and openness of the 'negative space' mimics elements of ancient Japanese artistic styles. The subject of the work had a habit of striking metal objects with a tuning fork as he passed them.
Japanese Lantern Flowers (2008)
My grandmother grew these flowers in her magnificent multi-seasonal garden. She helped me transport several of them to my parents house one day, and we planted them. They have perpetuated themselves and bloom every year, even now that my grandmother has passed on and her house and former garden have changed hands.
A still-life work done in complementary colors, with a detail inset.
Costumes for 'The Shadow', a Russian play (2007)
The following drawings (some of which include fabric swatches) are part of an assignment to design a costume for every character in the play 'The Shadow'. It's really an excellent play. For these costumes the time period is the 1830s.
A play off of the Nirvana lyrics "My heart is broke, but I have some glue."
People, imagined creatures, costumes.