Lurker on the Threshold

So, here we are, two feet in 2016. 2015 wasn’t too bad art-wise. I set out to do most of what I intended. A couple things are up in the air and I had to back out of one thing because of, you know, life, but over all, yeah. A lot of new art was made and I feel like I grew creatively. What more can one ask? I have a lot in mind for 2016.

These are some details of a new silverpoint drawing called The Flowers of Wisdom.  Apologies to FB (where this blog is mirrored) folk who have already seen this. Hopefully these images will give you a better sense of the drawing.

Happy New Year everyone.

  • Richard
Flowers of Wisdom, 2016, silverpoint, 9" x 6"
Flowers of Wisdom, 2016, silverpoint, 9″ x 6″

 

Oneiric Natural History

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Detail from Bellman . 2009 . Ink on Paper

One of the joys of the year coming to a close is thinking about what  will come in the next year. This is a time when I make a lot of lists; possible names of new drawings, ideas for images, books I want to read and things to research. Right now I am thinking of a series of drawings that could be a book, or an exhibition or both. Time will tell. It’s going to be called Oneiric Natural History.

  • Richard

Points of View

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Points of View
2003
6″ x 10″
Silverpoint
All images © Richard A. Kirk. Any reuse is strictly prohibited without permission of Richard A. Kirk

points_web_detailPoints of View was drawn in 2003. Some of these older works were scanned using an inexpensive desktop scanner, which was all I had at the time. I’ve tried to clean them up in Photoshop, but results are limited by the quality of the source files. Points was done at a time when I was doing a lot of grotesques in silverpoint.

The Warm Sea – Tales from Torporgraphic Oceans

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The Warm Sea
a silverpoint work in progress

All images © Richard A. Kirk. Any reuse is strictly prohibited without permission of Richard A. Kirk

The Warm Sea is coming along, slowly. I’m departing from what is physically possible here; water like sculpture, heavy headed plants on spindly stalks, to say nothing of the airborne jellyfish. One of the pleasures of drawing is you get to re-invent reality. Now seriously, wouldn’t you like to live in world where jellyfish can float in the air?

Richard.