“Waxing & Waning”
Pencil on Illustration board
Image size 22” x 30” after framing 34” x 42”
This is actually a two part project the drawing which is shown here completed, and a forthcoming, constructed frame will heighten the feel of this drawing. The frame which is a wood construction, painted and given the illusion of weathered, rusted steal will be completed within the next few weeks.
Waxing & Waning. Life itself is a continuum of birth and death, something that was made very clear when my mother passed away during this drawing. At the hospital in the waiting room as I sat in grief, a family awaited the birth of a child to their daughter, laughter and pride filled the room as I sat choking down my tears.
Waxing & Waning relates to a series of drawings called “neo-fossil” that I have been working on for some ten years. This drawing was conceived and started way before my mother’s brief illness but it turned out to be very fitting. There is so much symbolism here that I don’t want to divulge, I am more interested to how it’s translated by others then what inspired me to draw this. Making art is always a journey and the destination only becomes clear when the viewer finds truth with their own unique interpretation.
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