I spent four hours making this drawing. I stopped; I believed it had got away from me. On today's view, perhaps I have found myself incorrect. Still, it begs the question, "When is an abundance of information too much for the viewer to comprehend?" Does this drawing lose your attention because it has too much information? It must have 10 million pencil strokes! It is very dense in many areas. Does the flow of higher value forms draw you in? Keep you engaged? If you are a viewer of this one, please comment🙏. I am alone. I would like to know your reaction. Does this drawings engage you? Or not?
I had a dream. Its title was Collifocks & Hammers. What??? As mysterious as that is, so am I. Yesterday's drawing is absolutely marvelous. The reproduction here does not represent it well. Remember, I work in pencil on paper; trying to make the grays and whites and the darks (maximum pencil push) reproduce well, is impossible. The true and extreme nuance is simply lost in translation.
The painting Weoman (2018 No.3) is taking a marvelous turn. Marvel it is because I can see it coming; perhaps you cannot. Three-dimensional space is being created, summoned; during its next debate its depth will increase. The bottom left is asking for a plunge forward. It will be solved. Please continue to watch it unravel.
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