Ghost Girl’s Shadow in the Dreamer’s Cave

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Ghost Girl’s Shadow in the Dreamer’s Cave by Robert Comings, 1992, 53 inches h x 30 inches w, from the permanent collection of the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art at Utah State University in Logan, Utah

Earlier this summer I prematurely announced in this blog that my 53 inch tall, shaped painting in oil, on wood titled Ghost Girl’s Shadow in the Dreamer’s Cave had been purchased for the permanent collection of the Nora Eccles  Harrison Museum of Art (NEHMA), an accredited academic art museum focused on modern and contemporary art at Utah State University in Logan, Utah.

NEHMA was founded in 1982 with the ceramic collection of philanthropist and namesake Nora Eccles Harrison. The Museum has since expanded to include over 5,500 objects focused on modernist and contemporary works created in the western region of the United States. The core of the collection explores certain key art historical movements including Beat, Los Angeles Post-Surrealism, Santa Fe Transcendentalism, and Bay Area Abstract Expressionism.

Thanks to the efforts of Mr. George Wanlass, curator, my piece was selected for purchase and has now been officially added to the Museum’s permanent collection. It will not be on public display for quite some time as the Museum is undergoing expansion and remodeling. But I am ecstatic to know that it has found a permanent home.

Learn more about the Museum here: http://artmuseum.usu.edu/collections/
A selection of works are displayed at the above link including work by Bruce Connor, Lorsor Feitelson, Viola Frey, Ant Farm, James Turrell, Dorthea Lange, and many others. The website is still under development at this time and currently shows only a limited selection of works, but there are plans to expand it in the near future. I am thrilled to be included in a collection among such wonderful artists.

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Drawings – 8

Another gallery of drawings selected from 50 years worth of sketchbook/journals. This gallery contains 16 drawing with an emphasis on tonal or shaded works.

To see larger versions of the drawings, click on any of the images below and scroll through the gallery.

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Drawings – 7 (umbiliforms)

This gallery contains 13 photos.

They all relate to a formal relationship of shapes that absolutely captivated me in the early 1980’s. Continue reading

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Drawings – 6 pencil, ink, prismacolor, collage

Click on any drawing below to scroll through all 16 drawings. The drawings and collage were selected from 50 years worth of journal/sketchbooks. I tossed all the journaling (writings) and kept all the drawings, sketches, and visual plans.

drawings. The drawings were selected from 50 years worth of sketchbook/journals. I tossed the journal part (writings) and saved the images.

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Drawings-5 pencil,ink,colored pencils

Click on any drawing below to scroll through all 18 drawings. The drawings were selected from 50 years worth of sketchbook/journals. I tossed the journal part (writings) and saved the images.

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Gallery-4 drawings

This gallery contains 20 photos.

Click on an image below to scroll through the gallery of 20 drawings in and pencil.

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Drawings -3

This gallery contains 18 photos.

The third installment of miscellaneous drawing and sketches selected from 50 years worth of sketchbooks. Continue reading

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