February 26, 2013

Mother Love

Orangeburg has a small but active arts community, a number of artists claiming international reputations. One of our native artists is a very fine photographer, Rachel Bair Ficek. She had sent me a photograph of herself holding her infant son some time last spring and I consulted this photograph for my drawing "Mother Love," posted above. The drawing is rich with my over the top patterning - a method I’ve been experimenting with over the last year to distract me from discomfort. Drawing minute details works better than one would expect in this regard. There is something soothing about slow work.

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