A black and white giraffe drawn with ink on watercolor paper. This haughty giraffe has a supermodel pout to go with her long neck.
I drew this as part of the preparations for designing a piece of art for the Inspired Arts/ America Scores organization, which brings poetry and soccer to children in schools. This is not the final piece, but may be used for part of it, or just to help develop the overall idea. Over the next few weeks I may be adding more of these, as I work toward creating the final product.
Interested artists choose one of many poems submitted by children in the program. They then create a piece of art inspired by the poem, which is to be donated and sold at a local auction to help support the program...
To me, making art is about the stopping of time, as are so many of the things I most love doing. I don't believe in time as we know it. When I become engaged in creating something, I no longer feel subject to time's constricting whims. That is why I am driven to create.
I love the light touch and thrilling chemistry of watercolor painting, the bold strokes possible in pastel work, the patterns I can create with an ink drawing, and learning something new, always. Color thrills me. Texture delights. I hope with each work to retain the clarity of what I see, and bring that into view for others. I may not always achieve that, but the honest desire is present in each of my pieces.
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