DRAWINGS

The drawings remain small at this time--no larger than 11 inches. 

 

The idea of continuing to work small intentionally remains with what is revealed in the process.  Just like being in close proximity and quiet with the paper and pencil/pen as I draw--what ends up being revealed are more intimate ideas.  

What is not yet seen, but Loved

What is not yet seen, but Loved

Pencil on paper

Torpedo

Torpedo

Pen on Paper

Move the arm, Move the leg

Move the arm, Move the leg

Pen on Paper

Pin the Bird

Pin the Bird

Pen on paper

Countdown

Countdown

Pen on paper

Home

Home

Pen on paper

I Hope

I Hope

Pen on paper

Wind Figures

Wind Figures

Charcoal on canvas

No Feathers...Yet

No Feathers...Yet

Pen on paper

Undercover Brother

Undercover Brother

Pen on paper

ART TO ASHES:  quarantine drawings

 

At the start of quarantine facing our world, I was unable to work in my studio. For several weeks I paced, entered my studio and left, only to return to center around family as many of the world also did. I watched, listened and reflected in front of many a fire during those weeks. Trying to warm up, I watched the fire cool and began running my hands thru the cool charcoal and ashes that had remained. It was in that moment that those ashes became the material for my drawings. I was able to work again.

1_MKastan_7Steps_30x23in_ashcharcoal_202

1_MKastan_7Steps_30x23in_ashcharcoal_202

2_MKastan_AcrossTheWorld_30x23in_ashchar

2_MKastan_AcrossTheWorld_30x23in_ashchar

3_MKastan_MadeofStarStuff_ash_paper_16x2

3_MKastan_MadeofStarStuff_ash_paper_16x2

4_MKastan_Continuum1_ashcharcoal_30x23in

4_MKastan_Continuum1_ashcharcoal_30x23in

5_MKastan_HoldStill_5x4in_charcoal_2020.

5_MKastan_HoldStill_5x4in_charcoal_2020.

6_MKastan_HopeOnTheBackOfAFish_5 x 4in_c

6_MKastan_HopeOnTheBackOfAFish_5 x 4in_c

7_MKastan_NoFlights_5x4in_charcoal_2020.

7_MKastan_NoFlights_5x4in_charcoal_2020.

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