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A View Anew, archival computer print (ed. 50), 16 x 12 or 32 x 24 in.

It's almost as if the serenity of the last 2019 piece required a balancing. In the days that followed the making of that piece, I became very disappointed in the place I was, in terms of career and personal relationships. I wrote that feeling out, then put it over part of Green Sun, a very old painting, made years ago when I had similar feelings. However, I was not content with just that, so I though of putting the green sun and words of disappointment into a flow, for some reason thought of as vertical rather than horizontal. The flow field came from a photo of asphalt, much manipulated to show a certain quantum lightness. My appearances in that flow seemed to just "come."

Entry, archival computer print (ed. 50), 12 x 16 in. or 24 x 32 in.

I, as artist-person, with symbolic influences.




Reader by a Fire, archival computer print (ed. 50), 12 x 16 in. or 24 x 32 in. Wanting to keep up sketching on iPad skills, I sketched Jan reading by our fireplace. The next day, I got to wondering if I might use the iPad to create a more finished work. An accidental fill error gave me the idea to weaken the sketch of the person, as if losing the self in an environment. It took a surprising amount of detail work to get this to look right.



Realsim, pencil, collage, and coffee on paper, 14x 16 in. Started with some images that popped out f from my resources, photographer/artist trying to capture something real and beautiful, the fading of a branch, the pencil trying to write something lasting and real. Then came the abstract-ish tree, real and yet disappearing into foliage suggesting temporal and "eternal" beauty. Some chaos lines, an erasing of the concept that any intellectual system could cover all reality, and a "realistic" drawing of a broken branch—all I have to say at the moment about the realities we encounter.



Indications Squared Up, Computer monoprint, 5 x 5 in Modified this, from Indications (7/26/2019), for "5 x 5" benefit, The Depot Gallery, Beverly Shores.

I thought the woman's face, running boy, and shaded man would attract people, even if the statement was not immediately clear. Re-scaled the running boy and the observer, and touched up all other areas except the red-purple vertical to bring things into harmony with each other.


Realization, pencil, collage on paper, 14 x 16 in.
This started with my wondering if the trim from a previous work could be used in a new work. Laid it at the far side, saw some scraps of paper on the drawing table and a saved resource (the blue frame,) followed by another resource, the running child—and off it went. A little concerned about the resource of the swimmer in the "nature" zone swimming against the current, but that happened sometimes, so went with it, drawing it from studying the resource.