Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Fables Series

I want to thank all of you who came to my exhibit at the Interchurch Center and/or to my Open Studio in September. It was gratifying for me to be able to show such a large body of work.

If you weren’t able to come to either of these events or if you would just like to keep in touch, I invite you to come on a weekday late afternoon to have a glass of wine or a cup of tea in the studio. It’s a wonderful opportunity for me to share my work and to hear your thoughts and responses. Please contact me if you’d like to visit.

I’m looking forward to a trip to Sicily in November and that experience will surely provide inspiration for future work.

The Fables series

Here are three of a new series I’ve called Fables.

This group of images came about from one set of monotypes made from a small weed I found growing up between some bricks. When I began to develop the prints I discovered that the images wanted to be some kind of narrative. Some years ago I was able to do a couple of illustrations for The Fables of La Fontaine. Fables have a long history and most people have read Aesop’s Fables as a child. These “fables” have no moral but they really do have stories, just ones that haven’t been written yet! When the images began to come alive in the studio these titles seemed to jump into my mind by themselves.

These pieces are small, about 8” X 10”, and quite detailed. The original color monotypes were developed using pastel and colored pencil.

Fable of the Five Birds

Fable of the Snare

Fable of the Fog and the Devil Bird

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