(Grand Junction, CO, USA)
Christine, 10th Drawing, Ink on Paper, 24x18
The act of drawing is my way of discovering what's in front of me.
I look very carefully in order to deconstruct and reconstruct on the page, what I have discovered through my observations. The lines I make either conﬁrm or deny the object before me. I always work from direct observation.
With this series of drawings, I have been drawing a few people again and again. For some people, this could become mundane, and logically one would think that after several drawings, nothing more could be gotten. I became fascinated with the variety within and between each drawing. I decided to work with ink because of its permanence. Once a mark is made, it is there. Using ink forced me to accept my marks and move forward with the drawing. This process allowed me to let go of my expectations and reach for something unknown. The drawings became much more of an interaction with each of my subjects, mark by mark. In the end, each drawing was unique.
With this series, my hope was to reveal a person physically, psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually. These are the states of being that make us human.