-"The House in the Trees"
-"Dreaming about Bones"
These are part of a final portfolio I had to turn in for my Drawing III class this semester. The imagery I used for these pieces absolutely haunted me.
I started with a subtractive method and no plan whatsoever. Sitting in front of a sheet of black charcoal is so intimidating, but shapes start to emerge from the black and I erase more, bring things forward, push things back. Oh look! A tree, there's a tree here... and little girls, twins start popping up everywhere, in every scene. After the drawing is close to being resolved, it is surprising to look back and see all of the symbols I subconsciously placed in the composition. There are pieces of memories, dreams I've had, relationships, and specific people I've known and loved. Hopefully I can delve back into this series a little bit sometime this summer.