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 inches. The text on the left of the first one comes from The Communion of Spirts, a catalog on African-American quilters by Roland L. Freedman, 1996.

I love these drawings. They are a complete statement.

They are each 22 inches square, colored pencil, ink and acrylic on rag paper.

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.

30 Simples, Late Summer, 2020

These drawings are the products of discerning the language value of drawn images of branch sections and groupings, some of them stemming from my imagination.