The Assembly

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The Assembly is a collaborative piece I did with American artist Joe MacGown. Joe prepared the board and started the drawing in ink. Earlier this year, I finished the piece, adding imagery to the top and bottom. I enjoyed working on this so much, I’m determined to do more work in ink on panel in the future. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy checking out this fun project. The Assembly is available for sale through my Big Cartel shop.

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The Assembly - collaborative ink drawing by Joe MacGown and Richard A. Kirk

Fresh Poison

Drawings, ink, Stippling
Fresh Poison, 2021, Staedtler Pigment Liner on Fabriano Bristol Vellum, 12 x 9 inches

Here’s a drawing I finished toward the end of 2021. The title was taken from a song by Hozier. You might have heard it. The phrase struck me as quite apt in this age of misinformation, menace and, frankly, misery. Anyhow, it ain’t all bad and this drawing was intended to be fun, or at least a little bit tongue cheek, so I hope it makes you smile.

Richard

The Plague Tree

Drawings, Inspiration, Natural History, Stippling
The Plague Tree, 2020, ink on paper, 27 x 19 inches

Back in March, when Covid 19 started to seriously impact our lives, I knew I wanted to do a piece of art as a way of processing what was happening. I had a large sheet of watercolour paper mounted on an archival board that had been sitting around the studio for a number of years. This seemed like the right surface for this project. The imagery came out of my subconscious, mostly fragments of dreams I was having, and some were pulled from sketchbooks. The theme is simple: human knowledge and structures, represented by the tree of knowledge, are humbled before nature.

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Dreamsick – New Silverpoint

Drawings, Silverpoint, Works for Sale

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Dreamsick, 2018, silverpoint, 5″ x 6″

My first blog post of 2019 is to show you one of the last drawings I did in 2018! Dreamsick is meant to convey that sense of disorientation that can sometimes follow you out of your dreams. Sometimes the feeling is a little sickening, but often it is a welcome change of perspective or perception.

This drawing is available for sale. Message me here, or through social media for details if you are interested. The piece is $500.00 CAN + $20.00 for shipping (Canada Post). Payment through Paypal. Image size is 5″ x 6″ with about .5″ of white border around the edge. It is drawn in silver on a white ground over acid free illustration board.

Happy New Year!

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