Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New Drawings, Ode to Verdant Summer

It's now officially summer. And the weather, the foliage and the temperature all indicate that we are in for a long season. A few years ago I made a series of drawings based on some Hostas in the backyard of some friends. This year, with the warm sping and plentiful rain, the plants, including hostas, are in their full glory. I've been inspired again to visit the ubiquitous hosta plant. I love the architectural nature of the leaves. I also have been folding the paper on itself to change the quality of the line and you get this wonderful mirrored, Rorsach-like, early Warholish image. Both of these drawings are large, 38 x 50 inches, and they just envelope you when you stand in front of them.

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