This week I decided to feature just four drawings. Each pair of drawings includes
a poem in support of the drawings. In both cases, the poem is intended to provide
enhanced access to and understanding of the respective images.
To scroll through the four images in this gallery, click on any one of the small images below. Next click on one of the large arrows that will appear on either side of your screen. Click on either arrow to move around in the gallery. You can also zoom in for a closer look by clicking on the file name of the image.
As you have probably noticed, words and letters, phrases and sentences weave in and
out of the images I create. The compositions here are both rather extreme examples
of this interest of mine.
“The Country Feeler” is the title of an oil painting I did in 1973 to commemorate the
rupturing of my appendix just 5 weeks after the birth of our first child. At the time we
lived in the woods, 30 minutes away from medical services, in an old one-room school
house/hunter’s cabin 3/4 of a mile up a very bumpy dirt and gravel road. Obviously
and thankfully, I survived and my wife did not become a widow with a brand new
baby and a funky cabin.
I will be presenting more notes and sketches related to “The Country Feeler” as well as
the finished painting at some point in the future.
“The Siesta Figure” has shown up in numerous 2D & 3D works throughout my career. It was
the central figure in the very first conscious and official painting I made in my very first
“Art” class at the age of twelve in 1953. It has haunted me ever since.