“ Afloat, yet I still drowned
Illuminated, yet I am in darkness
Spoken, I cannot be heard
Crowded, I cannot be seen
The wind lifted me
The spirits carried me
The trees heard me
The angels guided me
No more ”
I usually take a long time to develop a piece. I made a sketch for this piece around the fall of 2014 from an image that just popped into my head.
I drew the angel first, then came the tree and the moon some months later.
The image was going to end up much larger than I was used to working up to at this time. I scanned the piece and shrunk it down a bit to fit in a 12 x 16. After transferring it to Strathmore drawing paper, I thought it was missing something. A year later, the phantoms appeared.
This is the second piece where I didn’t worry about how the image would turn out. I just let go and drew what I was feeling as I went along. I had a lot of fun with drawing and developing all the details.