This is the start of a new series. Each piece is executed in Rapidograph pen on 6” x 9” card stock with torn edges. You can click on the images to see them more clearly. I’ve also included a detail of each piece. Each drawing show a physical space and configuration of figures that depicts an emotional space and some elements of work or play, ease or difficulty of a relationship. The font is a hand-drawn Bodoni.
“We are in the garden” represents leisure and life’s pleasures. The image is structured after Lucas Cranach the younger's variation on Adam and Eve (1537). I’ve substituted beer and pie for fig leaves, the car for the deer in the background, and (my favorite) the garden hose as the snake.
“We are in different rooms” represents conflict and difference in a symmetrical image differentiated by value reversal and opposites—dark and light, night and day, and lights on and off.
“We are in the kitchen” represents necessity—cleaning, doing the dishes, taking out the trash. The image is about harmonious effort and the mundane.
The finished series will have six drawings, followed by stylistic and format variations.