Early works, figuring it out.... 
"Anchored to the Universe," 1989
"Anchored to the Universe," 1989

An autobiographical self-portrait, conveying how it felt to hold our baby. Color pencil, crayon, gouache, gold leaf, doll eye on rag paper; 50" high x 86" wide.

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"Audobon Out in the Field," 1978
"Audobon Out in the Field," 1978

Color pencil, crayon, ink, gouache, collage on rag paper.

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Bach's Organ Concerto in C Minor"
Bach's Organ Concerto in C Minor"

I attended a wonderful organ concert at a mid-Wilshire cathedral one evening in 1977, in Los Angeles. The haunting music stayed with me all night; it inspired me to imagine Bach playing the concerto in a boggy basement under a Gothic full moon. (I also referred to a German-English dictionary to invent names for the organ stops. I seem to recall one translates as 'cheap tobacco')....

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"Anchored to the Universe," 1989
"Anchored to the Universe," 1989

An autobiographical self-portrait, conveying how it felt to hold our baby. Color pencil, crayon, gouache, gold leaf, doll eye on rag paper; 50" high x 86" wide.

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I don't know about you, but I'm pretty much self-taught. I've always drawn, but I kinda had to figure things out: it took time. Still, I love to look back on these early works and their revelery in near-incompetence....