Macro inspirations as a point of departure
NOTES FROM FIELD STUDIES:
I have set out to continue working on my BATTLEFIELD series.
I usually kick off the art season in the spring with explorations in tiny treasures and macro photography as a point of departure and work my way up to larger and more activated considerations, and it seems this year will be no different.
I found this soggy little chestnut, worn from a winter coated in snow and brought it home with me to study it, draw from it, and photograph it....another soldier on the battlefield.
The earthen tones were cool and jaded and the textures of wet decay were thoughtful.
I completed studies in oil pastel and in pencil
The resulting designs and sketches that came from this soggy seed
were more about movement and infinity
and a little side thought about placement and it's meaning
the blue dot changes....everything.