After completing the “MoonFields” drawings, works of speed markings and rough
hand gestures, my next suite was decidedly calm and gentle. Again, my images
returned to an aerial perspective, this time to cloud fields viewed from above
with occasionally an inkling of landscape peeking through. The white of sunlit
cloud tops floating above the dark depths of their own shadows fascinates me. It
is a landscape that is at once soft and pitted, stark and blurry and evanescent.
For sources I used images I photographed on my frequent flights, recordings of
ever-changing fantastic vistas. I used powdered graphite applied to the paper
with a brush, and/or, blending stumps. These marks were then modified and
heightened using a kneaded eraser. The powdered graphite, blending, eraser and
texture of the paper combined to create a focused, yet soft, interplay of shapes
and values within each drawing. Working with these tools and in, what is for me
a very small format, was both a challenge, a delight, and in a way, poetry.
Images without a defined purpose, at times disjointed, yet open to a gamut of