26” x 20" colored pencils on paper framed
“This drawing could be something open for interpretation in direction strength and power - hopefully . It’s so difficult right now, because people are actually in pain for many reasons and nothing should come across as a joke or sarcastic or whatever , right? So - if this fits in , I’m happy and if not, good too.”
Gothic Architecture is beautiful and intricate as well as a human attempt to get closer to the spiritual world. Suddenly the linking of both occurred to me as nearly obvious: it's not the animal and not the architecture in themselves, but our own longing for higher levels. Creating this art is like reaching out for something on the other side; out of reach but approachable.
This piece is drawn using multiple colored pencils on paper. I want the apparent high thoughts and meanings combined with humble, nearly vulnerable material. Drawing instead of painting - more a contemplation than a craft work. The thin lines of my pencils are articulating the imagery of what is known as amazingly robust constructions: the Gothic cathedrals. Outlining the body of a strong horse with thin lines nearly life size feels either like a contradiction, or a highlight - both ring tr to me.