I trust my hand. I trust my hand to find the line–the line that is needed to make connections. Art is about connections–artist to subject, subject to viewer, medium to support. When I first started drawing and couldn’t see how to make something work; I gave up seeing and let my hand take the lead. That is how I see these drawings; they are my work–the products of my trust, the products of my hand. I draw everyday, one way or another, in my mind, in my heart, with my hand. I love the work and the work loves me back.
I wrote poetry before I learned to draw and , now, for me the two are one–poetry and art. I draw pictures that are poems and write poems that are drawings. Accident and intention, myth and reality, inside and outside are the subjects that I explore in my art and in my poetry. My tools are words and ink and pastels.
I invite you in, look at the drawings, read the poems and find the art in your own life–the things that give you joy and fill your days with meaning.