Thursday, April 29, 2010
Charcoal and pastel on paper, approx. 40" x 26"
No new painting today, as I've been framing works for a show (details soon.) Meanwhile I'm occasionally posting works from my checkered past. This drawing dates to about 1985.
This beautiful ceramic piece by my longtime friend Tom Dimond was a treasured part of our collection and I felt terrible when it was accidentally broken. But looking at it shattered on the floor I couldn't help thinking "This is really interesting!" The pot became something of an icon to me--it ended up in many drawings and paintings. In this early one it seemed interesting to turn the broken side away so the pot seemed almost whole again, then lay the pieces out like "evidence." I'll post some of the other variations on it in the future.