Monday, September 26, 2011

Seasons of change...reflections and retrospects of our lives

We are a landscape of all we have seen.
- Isamu Noguchi

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Angels in this serenity garden place...

I sit on the old stone benches and enjoy the peace and serenity these statues afford when I visit the Forest Cemeteries and Gardens in Utica. This time of the year the geese can be heard honking overhead, masked occasionally by the rustling of the falling leaves as the wind gently blows. The statues now are often backdropped by a glorious blaze of autumn color, or set off against a cerulean blue sky or the salmons and crimsons of an autumn sunset. Each visit and the four seasons guarantee a different experience each time I visit, which often helps to motivate my creativity.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

Late Summer the first touch of autumn in the garden...

This was one of those perfect days in late summer where the spirit of autumn takes a first stealing flight, like a spy, through the ripening country-side, and, with feigned sympathy for those who droop with August heat, puts her cool cloak of bracing air about leaf and flower and human shoulders.
--Sarah Orne Jewett

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The American Experience

"Nothing I have been told about these people is correct. They are not beggars and thieves. They are not the boogey men they are made out to be. On the contrary, they are polite guests and I enjoy their humor." ~John Dunbar/Dances With Wolves

In studying and drawing these native American images from the 19th and early 20th century, you see in the eyes of these proud and beautiful people; loss,pain and anger.

Pen drawings