In the Works #5

Good afternoon!

Sixteen weeks of my MFA career at Kent State University has already flown by. I have a semester of drawing instruction under my belt as well as having made several breakthroughs in not only my process but concepts behind my work.

The artistic process is unforgiving. It's tough. It's messy. It's discouraging. It took me 13 weeks to become frustrated and crumple up a drawing, only to become inspired by that tightly folded form. I found the inspiration in the form of the gesture of the figure and the gesture of the portrait.

I've discovered that a portrait can be null and void of the figure.