Playing and experimenting are essential to artists. Humans are all complex with sensibilities ranging from the agonizing, to the playful, to the absurd. Beautiful accurate drawings and paintings that reflect an artist’s feelings about land or about personality are what we usually grow up viewing and loving. But there are other approaches. Expressionism is my natural bent. Personal feelings might be said to distort reality in order to enhance the artist’s pain or fear or joy. Emotions are primary.
The pencil drawing, Scarred, is a personal response to suffering. As is Dead Bird
to which I added a recent discovery from reading Terry Tempest Williams. Nu Shu is the ancient secret writing of women in Japan, an alphabet devised for their intimate conversations.
Foal and Turtles are made from pieces of a magazine I tore up. Play.
Chanterelle is an interpretation of a fragrant edible mushroom. There are various species.
And the cartoon, Three Poets, is of three women poets who just lost their writing group. Toads are my avatars.