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“What art offers is space — a certain breathing room for the spirit.”

~John Updike

 

After a long and necessary hiatus, I am nearly ready to dive into a body of work that’s been germinating for a while, and in preparation for this exposition I’m cultivating a new found love for graphite as I emphatically coax artistic atrophy out the door. Fortunately, there’s plenty of inspiration within my immediate environment, especially considering that I can’t seem to not depict flora…

 

 

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Strathmore Series 300 Sketch paper, Staedtler Mars clutch pencils

Strathmore Series 300 Sketch paper, Staedtler Mars clutch pencils

 

Strathmore Series 300 Sketch paper, Derwent Graphic pencils

Strathmore Series 300 Sketch paper, Derwent Graphic pencils

 

Strathmore Series 300 Sketch paper, Mitsubishi Hi-uni pencils

Strathmore Series 300 Sketch paper, Mitsubishi Hi-uni pencils

 

I’ll be sketching out random elements over the next few weeks for some of the pieces I have planned in order to develop a relationship with the ideas they involve before committing them to pigment and paper. I definitely won’t be rushing this part of the process.. already I am seeing signs of new ideas and directions emerging as I settle into this space and explore it.

 

 

 

 

 

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