Crayon lines form a landscape of assembled scribbles, like a drawing made of brightly colored spider web threads.
When I was engaged in the thick of my Big Tidy Campaign of 2017, having read Maria Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I found things that had disappeared into life’s alluvia. I found, for instance, the photographic inspiration for this fanciful landscape at around the same time as I found the drawing itself, which I had started as only a vague sketch. Having the two things converge in time once more seemed like a token from the universe that maybe I should continue drawing — and so I did.
It was a great confluential good fortune, actually, because I had really loved the idea but I don’t recall now what event interrupted my work, causing the drawing to languish. With photo and drawing reunited, I could take up the theme once more. Indeed, I found the photo first and remembering the drawing thought to myself to have a new whack at it. But then soon after I also found the drawing. It measures 24 x 36 on beautifully woven, straw colored Nideggen paper.
I love the devil-may-care approach afforded by crayon drawing. It’s scattershot, a roll of the dice.
I love the dynamism of scribbled lines applied to a peaceful foggy clouds covering rolling serene blue mountains.
Here’s some wispy, spider-webby details ….