“What the Days…”
Pen and Ink
5′ x 7″
Pen and Ink
I have a series of work in pen called "Bibelot". A definition for Bibelot is a small object of curiosity or beauty. Another definition, a miniature book.
I think that describes my Bibelot series. The work is relatively small compared to my other work in watermedia or oil paintings. Each is entirely an intuitive piece of artwork. My subconscious allows me to express the innermost latent mood in my soul.
This pen drawing "What the Days..." was inspired by the quote "The years tell us what the days never knew". I jotted the quote onto the page and just allowed myself to draw without plan. The connected images surprised me as much as intrigued me. Like the image of a child's toy perhaps put away in an attic is suspended from the top of a man in a vest's hat.; from his feet images in the heap on the floor. I feel like the man in the vest represents the "years" connecting the days from the past to the sum of the years.
I have learned not to believe that this one day defines me or my experiences. It does take years to see that there is a big picture that evolves as I add days to my life. Years are made up of a lot of days....
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