Greetings! It's been a busy time behind the scenes here! It's a balancing act, trying to continue working in the studio, in addition to continuing to tweak this website, add artwork to the galleries and get the shop up and running. Maybe you have noticed that the shop is live now, so head on over if you are interested in making any purchases. I'm slowly getting the work for sale posted, so if you see something you are interested in and don't see it in the shop just yet, give me a holler! Lots to learn with the new platform, so it feels slow going, but I'm getting there!
So, I was excited to get all the 36 pieces in the "Anonymous: The Diary Drawings" back from a recent exhibition at the South Dakota Art Museum. Unpacking them was like seeing old friends. Actually, I no sooner had finished the set of drawings than they got packed up and delivered, so in a way it's like being reintroduced to friends I just met.
As the title of the series indicates, these pieces are like small pages from a diary. Each measures 8" x 6" and is a mixed media piece layered over a page of asemic writing that pays homage to the lives of those who have come before us. Each one of us is connected to the past and the future through an invisible web of history laid down day by day. Over time the folks we remember become more lost to history, their names and circumstances rendered into bits of data. Yet, those anonymous lives are memorialized in us....we are each tied to the past, to the future and to one another in a wondrous and unending line.
These pieces, I hope create a kind of unnamed longing, and serve as a meditation on the ephemeral nature of our lives. While they are quiet and introspective, they are meant to bring joy and delight in the wonder of endless possibility!
There are 36 of these diary drawings in the series and I'll be adding them to the gallery page on this site, as well as in the shop. Each is just $100, so hope you will find one that touches you, so you can make a purchase and give the drawing a good home!
Now that summer is coming to an end and the travels are slowing down, I'll be back with posts much more regularly. I'd love to hear from you with comments, queries or discussion about anything I've touched on in a post. And as I'm just getting used to working with Squarespace, please do let me know if you have issues navigating the site or the shop!
Enjoy the rest of your week....cheers from the Missouri River!