Branch Shadows 1-8, 2021
These black and white drawings are seminal to becoming settled in my new studio. The branch from the dead tree outside the back door of my new abode was going to be thrown away. The person who sold me my living and working space was aware of my work; he held it up one day…
Four Panels, Mountain and Branches, 2021
These panels reflect my new environment. The mountain “lines” represent the Berkshires in MA. And the branches images come from a template I made of a drawing I did of a branch broken off a dead tree/bush once planted outside my door. The incorporation of the drawings into the panel format demonstrates the influence of…
Untitled, Long, 2006
I just discovered these drawings the other day when I was searching for something else. They are yet another statement rattling the template of the arc into grid formats. They are each 50 inches high by 21 inches width. All mixed media.
Healing Quilt Series 1-9, 2006
This series of drawings is one of the best explanations of my process coming out of using arc templates to create shapes, characters, and language. I did these after I did the three large Healing Series paintings. They are actually drawings for nine paintings. Each small square was intended to be 10 inches by 10…
Two pastel paintings, 1982
In the 80’s, I did so many pastels, there was at least a half-inch of pastel dust on my first studio floor. I stopped doing them because the dust was going to affect my breathing and that of my family. These pastels were quite large, up to 100 inches across. They were hanging on a…
White Characters, 2013
These drawings are all small, five and half inches by four and a half inches. Pigmented pen on black rag paper. The “character” designation manifests my concern with developing a language of sorts, even though no character means anything, only itself. This group of nine was not the only time I dealt with this stepping…
50 Lines within a Square, 1973
These drawings adhered to the “concept” of doing them which is denoted by the titles. Seriously, the titles go on and on in a conceptual-art-descriptive format unfolding every detail of the idea that can be verbalized. Top: “25 Attempts to Fill a Square with 50 non-ruled lines…” Bottom: Top: “25 Attempts to Fill a Square…
Single Loopy Lines 1-9, 2013
I never stop believing in the simplicity of these kind of lines. Each is fourteen by eleven inches. Plain ol’ pen on rag paper.
Five Wavy Lines, 1973-4
These eleven drawings are only the beginning of repeating the same drawing intentions over and over again on the same-sized paper. I dealt with lines across the page here as if they marked horizon lines. My interest in the horizontal line equates with the view from my studio window at CalArts my last year and…
Untitled Drawings, 2012
These drawings have no meaning. They are mere vehicles to move the colored pencil around the paper in a fairly uniform way. They are all small, maybe 9 inches by 8 inches. A contrast to the large black and white drawings also executed in this year.