At times, I draw simply for the pleasure of drawing. I do this usually in coffee shops while observing people around me. They become my models. When I'm in New York, the Met is the best place. Its sculptures offers a great selection of subjects. In other occasions I draw for the purpose of improve my technique. This kind of drawing is done in drawing books. Strathmore Series 400, hard bound, 14in x 11in, is my preference. Of course, these are my private drawings but often I give them away as gifts.
The nature of my public work is different, indeed. I draw for the purpose communicating with the viewer. Sometimes, I simply wish to convey the beauty of the human figure. In other instances, my focus is the face. I consider this drawing for beauty's sake. My goal is for the viewer to reflect upon the qualities of our likeness.
I also create series of drawings that explore issues affecting society. Such collections serve as documentaries about people. Each portrait in a series, for example, is a page in an essay relating it's own perspective while contributing to the overall message.
Because I consider drawing to be a language, I feel compelled to express myself through line and tone as a poet does through rhythm and rhyme. My figures and faces are intended to communicate insight in beauty as well as essays about the human condition.
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