Sunday, March 1, 2009

Rock of Ages

Wow, I have been gone from blogging for over a month! My mother is still in a rehabilitation center recovering from hip surgery, but she is now stable and is slowly gaining mobility. Rehabilitation is a long, slow process and I am getting back to my normal life and activities.

This drawing was inspired by an exercise in the book Experimental Drawing by Robert Kaupelis. I started with a crop of a magazine photo. I cropped the photo a long time ago, so I do not recall the magazine. I think the actual photo was of a man and a woman lying next to one another. I like the ambiguity and the forms in the cropped photo. The faces remind me of mountains. This drawing replicates the cropped photo closely, but it is just the first step in a series of drawings. In subsequent drawings, I will depart from the cropped photo more and more. Eventually, the art work will be totally different from the original photo.