Thursday, January 18, 2007
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Before ALS stole the best of my hands, I had been doing a lot of paper sculpture, a medium I found I enjoyed more than my pastels and pencils. The possibilities seemed endless and exciting, taking my drawings and adding physical dimension.
The piece I was working on last remains unfinished in my studio. It was inspired by the magnificent migration of the Monarch butterfly from North America to Mexico. Rather than give up my idea, I thought I would try recreating the three dimensional concept in my computer and see what happened.
Fortunately, I had scanned and saved the wings and bodies I had drawn for the original and was able to use them for what you see here.
In our busy, fast paced lives, many of us miss the deep rhythms of our planet, the forces that drive these delicate creatures to undertake their perilous journey. They are an inspiration to us all.
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
The Children Shall Inherit
This painting was inspired by a photo taken by Mama P. As you know, the environment is a major issue with me and I can't help but worry for the innocents who will be left with the daunting task of saving our home. However, I have great faith in them as they are learning from our mistakes and some of them already have very strong ideals.