Monday, October 24, 2016
I attended worship at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. yesterday morning. They put on a great show and the building itself is the proverbial "sermon in stone." The ribs vault skyward into and through fields of colored light splashed by an ebullient stained glass Pollock. The darkened crypts and chapels below grade promise communion and acceptance of one's earthy limitations augmented by glittering lamp-lit mosaics telling stories of flesh and spirit sorting out their differences.
Naturally, I listen better (or at least tolerate better) the pomp and complexity of any dogma or catechism when I have a pencil in my hand. Me: always backing up into the spiritual realms hoping to vault into those spangled skies.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Bird People live in a Bird City. What could be more obvious?
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
I started drawing Crystal Cities in 2008. Production and focus and innovation has ebbed and flowed over the years since then. Below are a few from this past September. It's always fun and personal to play with the variables of this basic design. Essential or dull, they are mine and they function to keep my hands busy. A busy mind is not so essential for an artist. But busy hands are very important.
A larger gallery is here. And here.
|Trying to get back to basics|
oil pastel, watercolor
|Kind of a factory…|
|A bit of a fishing expedition; this reminds me of a trip to Copenhagen last Spring|
|Collage and an angel|
ink, watercolor, charcoal