Cranes in the Valley of Fire; oil and pencil on linen / 8×24/ 2017
The paper crane has become a personal symbol or icon of freedom, expansion, and my quest for meaning and peace. In my latest work, I have them flying through various landscapes. These landscapes act as refer to a personal -inner space and they are mostly desert because that is what I love and where I feel the most content and alive. Here are a few samples of work and a couple of studies.
Here we come; gouache on chipboard / 2017
Study; gouache on toned paper / 2016
“And she proceeded on…”; drawing study for a linocut print.
This little 4×6 piece is a study to find out how gouache handles on absorbent ground. I liked the results. My brush marks have a more staccato feel due to what little moisture the gouache had being absorbed more quickly by the ground.
Cranes over Staten Island; mixed media / 12×12 / 2013