Here are some more drawings from my very young self.
This last one has gold stars I found on the sidewalk at work.
As referenced in the title, this is a work-in-progress post.
Last month, I started another large drawing, based on a patchwork, stream of consciousness grouping of faces, which hover above trees in a park.
Initially, I wanted this to be a drawing, but I hit the end of the spool of paper before I could finish it. Here is Goose sitting on the drawing, for scale.
Then, I thought it would be interesting to animate it. The first problem I found was the praying mantis in the foreground. I envision using this as a background on the multi-plane camera stand. The second problem was the scale of the drawing was too large to effectively animate.
I made a smaller version, shown below.
I made a first pass of filming this on Sunday, showing movement and sound.
I think this works, such as it is, so I intend to do a “real” take, where I add and subtract from the drawing.
I met with Nicole, the Arts Supervisor for the Greenbelt Community Center Art Gallery, early in July to review plans for the amazing show “Where Two Worlds Touch: Drawing and Sculpture by Mary Baum, Jim Doran and Annie Farrar”, which is on display in Greenbelt, Maryland, until the end of October (more on that shortly).
I shared the large drawing of “A Reunion” with her, and outlined my hopes for using the space.
I stretched out for this show, quite literally, and made some long drawings on Tyvek with my upright drawing table. I had a few false starts, and I think I’ve come up with some improvements for version 2.0 of this table, but I love this process and the results.
All these drawings are on Tyvek. Here are a few process shots:
At the time of this writing, I’m almost finished with the installation and prep for the show.
Here are some process shots of the installation. Many, many thanks to my daughter Lily for being patient with me, as several weekends and many evenings were lost to hours of art making. She even helped with touching things up. And, most of all, thanks to Nicole for her collaborative approach to this show, for also being patient and flexible, and for her help with the installation. I am excited about the results, and have grown as an artist this summer. Thank you, both – I look forward to working with you in the future on new projects!