When I got the prompt from C4ward March Blogathon for day three, I thought to myself this will be easy. The prompt says: look at your body of creative work past and present. What work is your favorite? An image immediately popped into my head and I said that’s it. Well, I started to think about it and many images began to run through my visual memory, each one a favorite. But o.k. I will choose.
The image above is a drawing on paper titled “Sleepwalkers”. It is a large drawing that came from a period of my life when I began searching my history to understand why I am compelled to make art. A question that I was sure at the time could be answered easily. It was not easy but in the process I created a series of drawings that to this day speak to me in a very special way. I guess that is why they are my favorites. The sleepwalkers are me during an especially difficult time when I was a teenager. I always have with me so many images beginning at age two that seem to form the foundation for the work I did early on in my career and the work I do now. What I see happening as time passes is that the images have become more and more abstracted or perhaps it could be said they have become simpler and more difficult to read.
I was privileged to have this drawing and the one below ,”Self Portrait in the Nick of Time”, in the “Our Voices” exhibit at the Atlanta Women’s Foundation. Memorable images to me that I was and am pleased to have in a private collection and here as part of this discussion.