Large Drawings 2010-2017






September 22, 2016
"Moose" aka "I have called you by your name: You are mine" will be going to the framer's first thing tomorrow & then to his new home. He's big, my Moose - 48" X 68" in the shadow box frame, which is an architectural delight!


I think she's done...
48" X 62"
pastel, ink & acrylic wash, on vintage map of
First Nations, & Early European settlements, on Fabriano paper.


Moose by Moonlight, 2016



Another of my massive drawings on the very heavy handmade paper that I order from Sennelier in Paris.
I think they get it from India.
It is rough and irregular...very difficult to work on, but worth every terrifying minute.
It is 48" X 68".

May 20, 2017
Today I'm working on the calf. 
I want the calf to look surreal, vision-like.
I'm also putting a swarm of blackflies around the North wind's head. 
I've spent too many summers in the northern woods to leave those darlings out.
Don't know if you can see them in the photo though...they're tiny ;-)))  


The 3 text sections are:
Verses from Mon Pays, by Gilles Vigneault 
(the best & most accurate description of the Canada I know & love), 
references to the Aurora Borealis from 
Shakespeare, Milton, Dryden & Homer, 
and an excerpt from Dr John Rae's letter 
describing his search for the bodies of Franklin's crew.




"Origin of The Northern Lights: White Bufallo Calf"








"And all the world will be in love with night" 48" X 32", 2014



"Stones have been known to move and trees to speak" 48" X 32" 2014

  




LARGE BOWL OF FRUIT (with crows)
A series of four large charcoal drawings on heavy Fabriano paper.


Large Bowl of Fruit, 2011, 47" X 32"





Large Bowl of Fruit III (with crows), 2011, 47" X 32"





Large Bowl of Fruit II (with crows), 2011, 47" X 32"





Large Bowl of Fruit IV (with Crow and Murmuration), 2012, 47" X 32"
LOVE'S FLIGHT (with crows)
A  series of 4 large charcoal and dry pastel drawings



"Love's Flight (with crows)" 2012,  24" X 48"

"Love's Flight II (with crows)" 2012,  24" X 48"

"Love's Flight III (with crows)", 24" X 48", 2012

'Love's Flight IV (with crows)",  24" X 48", 2012




"Love's Flight (with crows)", a  series of 4 large charcoal and dry pastel drawings, each 24" X 48", created during the months of February and March 2012, is based on a Dresden candelabra that has been passed down the female line of my family for generations.  This piece has always fascinated me and came to me with endless tales of romance and drama from my maternal grandmother and her grandmother before her, through my mother. As the only "daughter of the house" I was responsible for the decoration of the reception rooms and tables during all festivities starting in my very earliest childhood. I remember the first time I was allowed to move this magical candelabra from the china cabinet to the dining room table by myself. In my young mind I held in my hands the entire history of my family. I was a serious child and I was terrified. This is the life of the candelabra after we've left the room in my child's eye.





Other drawings from various series including "The Othered Other". 




BOY WITH VITILIGO
2010


24" X 48"



charcoal

THE AMAZING LEOPARD BOY & HIS PET BOA
2010






24" X 48"






charcoal

DEATH AND THE MAIDEN
2010

32" X 47"


charcoal





THE TORNADO SERIES
Large charcoal drawings on heavy Fabriano paper


Tornado V
2011

48" X 32"
charcoal on paper


Tornado IV
2011

48" X 32"
charcoal on paper
 
Tornado
2011

48" X 32"
charcoal & gouache on paper

Tornado II
2011

48" X 32"
charcoal on paper
Tornado III
2011

48" X 32"
charcoal on paper