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I was inspired to make this 1st series while reading the biography of Arshille Gorky, The Black Angel. I established specific guidelines before starting the series 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.

The second set of drawings are simple color and composition studies.

My figurative works were inspired by events common to all people.

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
Drawing 1
prismacolor
10" x 14"
Drawing 3
prismacolor
2020
Drawing 4
prismacolor
2020
Drawing 9
prismacolor
2020
Drawing 10
prismacolor
2020
Drawing 11
prismacolor
2020
Drawing 12
prismacolor
2020