In this detail from the Eye drawer in my ongoing installation, “Guest Guide Book”, a wooden 60 drawer card catalog cabinet: bobcat eyes (photo taken at Cincinnati zoo) overlap human eyes (from the Unidentified file in the Milford Ohio Historical Society), Creating animal eyes and human eyes at the same time, all looking out, looking back at you, with certain intelligence but uncertain intent
The feeling of being in the presence of something else that is living but not a human being- it could be a rain storm or it could be the Asian lilies as their large flower buds ripen, finally open and releasing a fragrance that follows you around your yard
This image of this study for a larger drawing has the title A cure for plant blindness.
Not referring to plants having no eyes but to the fact that in our human world we mostly ignore plants- and so are blind to their presence.
Another of the unwritten rules was NO to “anything with eyes on it”. Identifying and reacting to this limit has been useful and fruitful for me. Here in a detail from my series of Twilight drawings from 1997 (unrelated to the popular movie and fiction series)- eyes are part of a flower form inspired by a pansy that appears to be growing or attached to a human hand covered in an unexplained texture- feathers? Bark?