I’ve Almost Forgotten, 2013
etching, drypoint, aquatint
12″ x 18″
Ink, graphite, and watercolor on toned paper
While I firmly believe that I have a great life with very little that I regret, the regrets I do have are all about how I have treated someone. I Wish I Had…is about those regrets when I found myself thinking “I wish I had treated that person more kindly”, “I wish I had not been so defensive” and so on. These regrets are constant reminders that no matter how old or wise you are it is never too late to be an inconsiderate jerk. Empathy and compassion are always works in progress. This drawing is now in the collection of Tom and Wendy Vander Well.
Optimistic, from the Anatomy of Potential series
Watercolor, ink, graphite
15″ x 22″
For a long time I thought this piece was going to be about a stifling mental block that prevents someone from moving forward even when they see the benefits of doing so. Instead, as the image developed I saw this as an optimistic attitude in the face of difficult circumstances. I have myself, at one point or another, exhibited both behaviors and continue to do so.
My Heroes, from the Anatomy of Potential series
Ink and graphite
15″ x 22″
I was recently thinking about my friends and family whom I hold in high regard for their strength of character, empathy and ability to be at peace with their flaws, as I struggle to be at peace with my own. This piece is now in the collection of Charles and Mary Strey.
Celebration of Life,
Watercolor and ink
Celebration of Life is an image dedicated to a dear family friend, Pat Drown, who passed away recently from a hard fought battle with cancer. This image is about Pat’s vitality, creative spirit and generosity that she shared with so many of us throughout her life.