The two sets or grids below are all ink drawings on pages from an old French text. I don't read or speak French so my drawings relate only with the pattern of the text on the page. If I did, the drawings would probably be sea faring vessels instead of the abstract drawings they are. The book is about French Maritime Law in the late 19th century.
Working title for this series is New Language but that may change as I move forward. Often, it is near the end of a series that I fully understand what I am pursuing with the imagery.
Booked I and II below are the first twenty four. Plans are to have another two sets.
|Booked I, Ink on book pages on panel with oil bar and encaustic medium|
Panels are 12 x 9 inches
|Booked II, Ink on book pages on panel with oil bar and encaustic medium|
Panels are 12x9inches
The painting below is the first of a 'mini-series within a series' that includes ink drawings on thick handmade paper that I glued to the panel after the drawing was made. Collaged around the edges are parts of book pages from the same book used above. Oil bar in red, orange and black are rubbed into the wax and then wiped away leaving residue. The wax medium is yellow or natural color and changes the white paper to a more natural color. This piece also makes reference to the artist Gego.
|Linear A-1, Ink on paper on panel with book pages, oil bar and Encaustic|
Size 16 x 20 inches
|from Booked I, 3rd row, 2nd painting, Ink drawing on book page on panel with encaustic medium and oil bar, |
12 x 9 inches
|Giocometti Line, Acrylic, book pages and ink on canvas, 14 x 11 inches,|
The lithograph below was done at Burning Bones Press in June and July for our exhibition at Cactus Records July 14. Images were to be poster size-18 x 24 inches, and thematically related to a song lyric.
My choice was Bonnie Raitt's "Right Down the Line." This is the 4th version and it is after the one above but without text.
|Right Down the Line I, Mixed media Encaustic, 16x16 inches on panel|