Ephemera – When?

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India ink and graphite on paper 6″ x 8″

I’ve been  thinking about transferring an image I made or saw into a digital photograph. I can upload it to the internet. The photograph of the image becomes a piece of art. I can appreciate it as art. I can print the image on paper or leave it in its virtual form on my computer screen. Eventually, the above image will become ephemeral and disintegrate. This image could last as long as a painting or an old master drawing. Maybe forever. Does virtual information last forever?

Abstract Three -Creative Inspiration Comes From an Uncomfortable Condition

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Traveling, I travel across the floor. Thinking of  the look of a rubbing from an french antique metal chair ( you know, the ones with lots of uniform holes punched out on the seat) I started this sketch making freehand circles with a graphite pencil. The circles represent steps. Do you ever wake up in the very early morning and pace back and forth? I do. So I draw until I get sleepy, then go back to bed. I tore up one of my drawings and glued it in place lining it up with marks from the drawing below. The title, Night Walkers, came from the title of a publication put out by the Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation.

Night Walkers mixed media on white paper 6″ x 8″

The Queen’s Swans, an Artists’ Book – England 2000

The Queen’s swans were sketched near  Windsor Castle on the river Thames.

Today, the Crown retains the right to ownership of all unmarked

mute swans in open water, but The Queen only exercises her ownership

on certain stretches of the Thames and its surrounding tributaries.

The Queen’s Swans   2000

Artists’ book

Edition of 7

Original drawings

Graphite on paper from England

#1,2 and 3 –  2″ x 13 1/2″ accordion fully extended

#4 and 5 –  3 3/4″ x 25 ” accordion fully extended

#6 and 7 –  5 1/2″ x 4 ” single signature chap book

2″ x 13 1/2 “fully extended