Busy, 2013. ink on paper w/ gouache 22 x 22
I am really enjoying the possibilities of ink and the unique challenges it offers. When I started this series of drawings last year, I was looking for a medium that would 'push back'. I felt that I was getting too comfortable in the way I was working, that nothing was very surprising. I felt like my process was getting a bit predictable. I needed to change things up.
Working with ink is a little like walking on an artistic tight rope with no safety net. The chance for failure is high, and the work must be made with confidence and a sure hand because there is no way to make major corrections if you make a mistake. That is the reward of this medium, never knowing if the composition is going to work.
But when it does it is amazing.
That's why I go to work everyday.