Tag Archives: drawing

two sharks

2-Sharks-b

two sharks
ink drawing
Posted in 2014, latest | Also tagged |

two masks

2 Masks

2 Masks
ink drawing
variable
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labyrinths 2

Labyrinths 2

Labyrinths 2
24 x 24″ open-edition digital print on archival paper, signed and numbered by the artist: $475

12 x 12″ open-edition digital print on archival paper, signed and numbered by the artist: $175

 

 

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mnemonic device

Meeting #214

Meeting #214
ink drawing
4x6 in.
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a very bad moment

Each stage of becoming an artist seems to have its canonical bad moment: the first bad review, for instance, usually lands fairly early on. My very earliest bad moment took place when I was in my first year of formal art school training. I had left a sketchbook in a common room at the college I where I was studying and forgotten all about it. A day or two later, I came back into the room and noticed a sketchbook propped up on the mantelpiece, open to a drawing of a nude studio model. My instantaneous reaction as I glanced at it was:

That’s a really terrible drawing.

My second thought, predictably, was:

Wait; isn’t that my sketchbook?

It was.

This memory is less humiliating than it might be for a simple reason: it was a moment of insight, the gift of perception without self-delusion. Those remain uncommon and even elusive to this day.

But if it was true that I still drew badly at that time, it was likewise true that I had nowhere to go but up.

Posted in 2010, latest | Also tagged |

Icons of the Times

Icons of the Times, 1998

Icons of the Times, 1998

8.5 x 11″ open-edition digital print on archival paper, signed by the artist: $85

13 x 19″ open-edition digital print on archival paper, signed by the artist: $165


Icons of the Times (detail)

Icons of the Time is the offspring of a job I had awhile back when I  was asked to create icons for an interactive interface. Along the way, I started thinking about things for which it seemed unlikely anyone would ever need an icon, like a basketball backboard, a bent rake, or a lollipop. I began drawing these as they occurred to me. After I finished making the more conventional icons for the interface job, I created this print from one of the drawings of my “non-icons”.

I leave it to you to figure out what they are and what they might be used for.


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