i swear it was not part of a master art plan to begin making utterly sellable art when i am no longer showing my art. it just happened. back in the 1990’s i explored paintings of flora (primarily out of the imagination) to loosen up my “staged” compositions. it didn’t work – my compositions are nearly always cluttered and out of balance – but the plant pictures sold nicely including one to Dean Fearing by Kristy Stubbs Gallery. i don’t know if the plant depictions are a break from the action or a sustainable direction, except that i want to keep exploring through the fall, particularly oil painting which I’ve missed.
the new year is off to a promising start. i am knocking around an idea for a hand-built limited edition book of drawings, and looking at different ways to design a spine which could hold 60-100 pages while being easy to page through, nice to the touch, and durable. all printed on 100 % rag paper with archival ink. and naturally, making the original drawings available for purchase, too. i have been uneasy with the traditional model of artist-decorating-well-to-do-interiors-through-sale-of-art-through-traditional-galleries for awhile but it is a challenge to find alternative ways to connect with an audience, especially for an introvert who’d rather sit quietly and draw. stay tuned.
i’ve been negligent in updating/photographing my drawings this year but i hope to very soon. meanwhile, here’s a jpg of the sculpture i made using FreeForm software. it’s been printed somewhere in israel and it’s on the way to texas. can’t wait to see it in person, sand it, polish it and hug it. thanks to nancy hairston and heather gorham for their amazing help and facility/software use!
on the 2012 page, i’ve added 4 new drawings, 3 of which are pencil drawings; one is a larger-scale narrative piece. all continue my exploration of battle engagement.
series continues – 6 new drawings added to the 2012 page.
new updates to be seen under “2012” are the start of a series of drawings based on a war play narrative. i’ve added black watercolor here and there to the drawings; they maintain the same level of detail as always but the 2012 drawings were photographed for the website rather than scanned so one gets a warmer sense of the paper but not as much detail as the 2011 scanned drawings.
I’ve photographed and posted the 12 drawings that make up this series which for now I’m calling “Nudes and Semi Nudes.” See “Art 2011.”