These are large drawings I did just before the weekend. They are made using a long, handmade tool with chalk and charcoal taped to the end of it. It was suggested by one of my critics that I need to go deeper and I need to get away from the surface that I am creating on. Being so close allows me to have so much control. Doing them with my eyes open still elicited too much control for me, so I chose to do them with my eyes closes, simply thinking about the things I wanted to come through. They have opened a sea-change in my work, an opening to something within that I had closed.

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Charcoal and chalk on paper
42 x 68 inches each