Ink on parchment
Date/Size: August 2007 /12 x 12 inches
Art is many things, but foremost it is a visual language. That said, I
want to change the way we look at art today. Where Dada and conceptualism
have reigned for over 100 years, there could be nothing more radical than
embracing today’s digital palette as the new world order, while restoring
the academics of drawing and painting as its foundation. Visual beauty
matters and if we don’t know what that is – we must rediscover it by
looking both backward and forward, as great art has a legacy we must
uphold. We must also develop a critical benchmark for evaluating the art
and artists working in this genre.
Unlike my recent digital creations, here I work with ink and parchment
honing my craft, saluting the tools that artists have used in the past.
This piece was created by my hand during a session with a live model.
(Workshop: “Drawing from Life and the Old Masters” with artist Barry Moser
at the Glenn Workshop in Sante Fe, NM 2007 sponsored by IMAGE Journal.)