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I was inspired to make these drawings while reading the biography of Arshille Gorky,The Black Angel. By setting myself specific guidelines before starting the series I was able to create a consistent body of work; each drawing was completed in two hours, the paper plane was divided into 3 equal sections, each was divided again and again and again, color schemes varied but each included a nine tone value scale. I laid out the colored pencils in a row from lightest color to darkest. Each drawing evolved differently but relied on the use of three for everything.

Gorky Inspired Drawing: Number 1
Colored Pencil on Paper
1998
Gorky Inspired Drawing: Number 2
Colored Pencil on Paper
1998
Gorky Inspired Drawing: Number 3
Colored Pencil on Paper
1998
Gorky Inspired Drawing: Number 4
Colored Pencil on Paper
1998
Gorky Inspired Drawing: Number 5
Colored Pencil on Paper
1998
Gorky Inspired Drawing: Number 6
Colored Pencil on Paper
1998
Gorky Inspired Drawing: Number 7
Colored Pencil on Paper
1998
Gorky Inspired Drawing: Number 8
Colored Pencil on Paper
1998
Gorky Inspired Drawing: Number 9
Colored Pencil on Paper
1998
Gorky Inspired Drawing: Number 10
Colored Pencil on Paper
1998
Gorky Inspired Drawing: Number 11
Colored Pencil on Paper
1998
Gorky Inspired Drawing: Number 12
Colored Pencil on Paper
1998