3rd Winsor McCay Drawing in my Transformation Series
NOVEMBER 13, 2018
My new heat transfer works have been just the ticket I needed to break out of drawing patterns that were stifling my creative energy. The somewhat controlled and yet accidental images that I burn to the paper’s surface have helped me find new shapes and content that I would not have conjured up without them. There is continuity between these drawings and those in my Death at the Circus series, but the transferred imagery lends my new stuff a more aged quality to the new pieces and the forms and textures and they, in turn, invite me to make drawings that are more fanciful. This is exactly what I was seeking, although I didn’t know how to access the form until I began the process, during which things revealed themselves. I’m looking forward to unearthing more of these magical moments as I continue the series.
Little Nemo Transformed by Elwood's World
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