Thursday, January 21, 2016

Intrigue and Inquiry

Another face! This time using Faber Castell Pitt Pens of varying sizes. I'm still not certain what's behind these faces, but there is something there that intrigues me. They're very mask like, and I enjoy playing with the shapes and the textures. Thoughts of the "wise man" or the "sage" come to mind, and many of the faces have a sense of calm and a slight smile. I'll keep exploring these faces until I can discover their meaning for me. I am a firm believer that we need to pay attention to the things that keep popping up in our work. These make perfect subjects for our lines of inquiry.

I've only done some small pieces, and this one is merely an experiment on cheap drawing paper to try out the pens. But, I definitely think larger works need to happen.


Brian Kasstle said...

I too am a firm believer as you said "looking at what keeps popping up in our work". In fact that is exactly what I am teaching in my art journaling class "totems" class this week. Looking at the animals we are drawn to and reoccur in our work. Looking at those messages.

Eric said...

It looked like a fun class from the pictures posted on Facebook.