Sunday, September 17, 2006
maya angelou : color pencil : 38"x50"
The Maya piece is part of a 'triptych' I did relating to girl-X. I will refer you to an image below, Seeker of Vision. The third piece in this set is a prayer mandala of which I do not have any image ready yet. To her right is a haiku "maya - laughing bones know, only I shall remain after skin and bones." the three green ladies on this blog are a continuation of an earlier series I did back aroun '94. These ladies got bigger...and I soon began to focus on the mandala. I will be some day uploading this series and continuing...
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Saturday, August 19, 2006
A few years back I did a series of 4 smaller mandalas ona heavier paper. This is the one I kept for myself,,,which I refer to as a dragon mandala. As I was working on this drawing I kept imagining a craftsman in a time of knights and damsels and dragons who would create shields and art from pieces of dragons a knight would bring to him. This became more pronounced as i worked on the blue areas. I had the imagining that there is a correct way to scale a dragon and a magical order to the use of dragon. The piece is about 36"x36".
(((ghosts and parallel lines)))
I have decided to include some of my paintings on this blog to develop a fuller picture of my work. I love painting but have not been able to fully explore this medium due to space considerations as well as the fact that the mandalas take up much time. Not much of my work gets titled but I will include titles as I go. The paintings are informed and inspired by the same interests and pursuits as the mandalas and my green people series.