Friday, August 28, 2009
I've been trying to learn how to make a mess and a decent work at the same time. I've never been good at cutting loose with my materials, and I've never seen execution via emotion as totally necessary. There are, however, times and places where I think my work needs a little spark of that. So, I'll keep working on it....apparently it's all in the wrist.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
I've long had an interest in world religions and beliefs, but Haitian Vodou is one of the few I've dug into a little deeper. I imagine it's my fascination with the way people rework and retool old and new cultural experiences into their own unique system. However, I hadn't thought about it in some time, when for whatever reason, I laid pen to paper and came up with a rough Baron Samedi.
Friday, August 21, 2009
There's a new style of calligraphy pen floating around amongst a group of friends. I didn't care for it at first, and had a tough time getting it to do anything close to what I wanted. Then I produced this...and something about the immediate graphic nature in a few swift strokes won me over.