April 21, 2017

It took a long time before I was able to make drawings like these that play with imagined objects in the two-dimensional space of a drawing. My training and practice in drawing from observation got in the way, merging with the bossy part of my brain that always thinks it is right. Gradually I’ve been able to calm this part down and allow it to work together with the non-verbal brain that makes intuitive connections, quietly and persistently suggesting something deeper. In this 3-paneled drawing, Whole, (©1992) the gestural strokes of the figure 8 shape combine with an imagined middle, taking on a solid hour glass like shape, to create versions of a completed shape, or whole. 



December 3, 2015

After placing eyes as a texture on a number of ambiguous floating fleshy objects in my drawing series Seen and Unseen, I could not resist adding a corresponding texture of ears on the top half of the hourglass shape in this drawing Look and Listen ©2003, now in the collection of the Akron Art Museum.















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