Midnight Stag: 10.5x10.5 inches, coloured pencil on paper. For details, click image, and click again on picture to get extreme close-ups.
This one and Raven and Sun was done for submission to AWOL Gallery’s Square Foot Show. I found working in square format led me to a more mythic/primitive subject matter.
When I began Midnight Stag, I had no particular colour scheme in mind, just a quick sketch on the page. Recent events happened when I was still forming my opinion, and Midnight Stag it became as I allowed darker elements to take over.
Both will be available and on display at the Square Foot Show from August 4th to 19th in Toronto. I hope to make it down to the gallery myself, as this is an open show (not curated) and therefore a VERY eclectic collection. I’ve seen previous shows on-line, and it seems to bring in an eye-searing variety—and that’s a compliment. It looks to me like all artists use it to show off who they are and what they are about rather than try to ‘impress’ an audience, judge or jury. So I want to see it just to observe the million different directions artists will take when not strapped to an agenda.