Life stories

There is a kind of drama in black and white drawings—I think the contrast between dense black and bright white brings to mind edges and extremes. And the gray that shows up between or surrounding those clearly defined areas can soften and unite those differences. Working with different black and white media is always a discovery for me: how does the paper respond to the medium?...where does the stuff stick?...what does erasing do? All of those questions, when answered, create a story. 

A lost dream
powdered graphite, charcoal, pencil on paper
6.5 x 6.5
$275 (DRW171)
A moment to collect myself
powdered graphite and charcoal on paper
framed - 15.5 x 15.5 x 2.5 (image - 6.5 x 6.5)
sold (DRW178)
Eyes closed, imagining rain 
powdered graphite, charcoal, pencil on paper
framed - 15.5 x 15.5 x 2.5 (image - 6.5 x 6.5)
sold (DRW172) 
Falling towards earth in a tangle 
powdered graphite and charcoal on paper
framed - 15.5 x 15.5 x 2.5 (image - 6.5 x 6.5)
$425 (DRW184)
Interrupted by an oblique thought 
powdered graphite, ink, and charcoal on paper
framed - 15.5 x 15.5 x 2.5 (image - 6.5 x 6.5)
$425 (DRW183)
Iowa's child, snow fence in winter
powdered graphite and charcoal on paper
6.5 x 6.5
$275 (DRW211)
Leaning into the wind 
powdered graphite and charcoal on paper
framed - 12 x 12 x 1 (image - 6.5 x 6.5)
$350 (DRW318)
Regarding the abyss 
powdered graphite, pencil, and charcoal on paper
6.5 x 6.5
$275 (DRW174)
Deep roots
powdered graphite and charcoal on paper
framed - 15.5 x 15.5 x 2.5 (image - 6.5 x 6.5)
$425 (DRW182)
Tiny threads to keep us safe
powdered graphite and charcoal on paper
6.5 x 6.5
sold (DRW210) 
Hanging on to the wind
powdered graphite, charcoal, and pencil on paper
framed - 12 x 12 x 1 (image - 6.5 x 6.5)
$350 (DRW173)
Held in place, gently
powdered graphite and charcoal on paper
framed - 15.5 x 15.5 x 2.5 (image - 6.5 x 6.5)
$425 (DRW209)

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