October 22, 2021 - 6:00 pm
My life in the arts includes work in architecture and professional acting, disciplines that inform my drawing practice in cogent ways. My inner architect trusts in anatomy as a fundamental generator of bodily form and keeps vigil over issues of perspective and compositional design. The actor in me seeks to establish a rapport with my subject that reveals a connection both intimate and palpable.
I work in graphite, ink pen, sanguine pencil and black chalk. My drawing technique references Renaissance and Baroque masters; it is grounded in the revelation of gesture, structure and topology. I strive for precision, both in the details of form and psychological expression.
When COVID precluded life drawing, I embarked on a series of “memory” drawings, expanding and reimagining images from family snapshots taken in 50’s and 60’s. This acutely personal expedition recently explored the face of my mother captured in a moment of midlife depression.
Whether from life or a photographic source, the act of drawing is an act of engagement.