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Chicago, Illinois, USA
Pencil on Paper
I began creating geometric abstract drawings as a teenager in the 1970s. The initial effort could have been characterized as sophisticated doodling, but quickly evolved into more serious experimentation with a variety of shapes and colors. While eventually pursuing non-art related educational and professional opprtunities, I have only recently begun to exhibit my work.
Inspiration for the pencil drawings comes from a variety of sources, including common objects and materials, architecture, machinery, and shapes, lines, and shadows seen throughout our everyday experiences. Special attention is paid to emphasizing relationships between lines and shapes, as well as patterns that can be created by manipulating them.
Along with colored pencils, only a ruler and circle template are used to create the drawings; no computer or digital photography is employed. Each drawing is lightly brushed and sprayed with a fixative to created the desired finish. And although different drawings may touch on or incorporate similar themes, each drawing is entirely unique.