I have been thinking more about how my work relates to the traditional grotesque, with all of its symmetrical hybrids of fauna and flora arranged into bizarre ornamental designs. That studious meditation has resulted in this ink drawing, which is sure to be the first in a new series.
And what better day to unleash this new evolution in my work than on Walpurgisnacht?
This may also be a good time to plan a complete overhaul of this site.
Keep an eye out for much renewal and growth! Spring is in full-swing!
This interpretation of Sekhmet, a fierce goddess from ancient Ægypt, marks my return to color drawing.
This return has been a long process, during which I have thought more than I have actually attempted. I was concerned because, after years of working primarily in ink, I found that my ideas demanded a focus on graphite. And one thought kept coming to mind: would it work in color? Would this medium, which I had used exclusively for monochromatic imagery, take to my treatment of color as well as ink?
In this, my first earnest experiment with that very approach, I feel enormously successful. It is the beginning of a new evolution in my work.