Thursday, January 3, 2013


When artists are younger or inexperienced, they don't really know where they're going, where they'll end up, what the future holds, or how their art will be received. Producing and creating art is a genuine adventure.

 "THE GROCER" 8"X11" Pencil on Paper, 03/04/84

These sketches are beaten and torn at the edges though weathered by time, they endure. Art from the past holds clues to life in the past and points to art yet to be created. As the artist, these sketches are important to me because they reflect my experiences in my life at the time. These drawings are a benchmark, a vantage point, from which to see how my interests have change and how they have remained the same and how they might evolve in the future. Like a wavefunction in quantum physics, we, by analyzing artwork from the past and looking at their details, can rewind time and experience what a time period different from our own was like.

"DREAMS OF MY HAIR" 10"X17" Pencil on Paper, August 1984

"GAYLE MARSHALL (Mother)" 11"X13" Pencil on Paper, 1984

In Shakespeare's words, "the past is prologue to the future."