Thursday, March 27, 2008

Burnt Offerings


















More salvaged drawings from the fire.


Kaitlyn, 1984
pencil on paper, 8" x 11" (approx)
Kaitlyn with Purple Rabbit's Foot Necklace
pencil on paper, 8" x 11" (approx)
Lisbeth Asleep
pencil on paper, 8" x 11" (approx)
Alec Asleep
pencil on paper, 8" x 11" (approx)
Garry Asleep
pencil on paper, 8" x 11" (approx)
Self with Laundry Pile and Flat Iron
pencil on paper, 8" x 11" (approx)

2 comments:

Rob S. said...

These last three posts just leave me breathless. I can't imagine losing that much work in such a happenstance. Your reaction and action after the fact amazes me, and is a testament to your strong character and sense of self as artist.

The salvaged drawings, having experienced a dramatic physical transformation, are now imbued with a serenity not unlike what you felt after the event. Have you exhibited these together in a show? They make a powerful statement, indeed.

Martha Miller said...

What's that expression? The strongest metal goes through the hottest fire...

I've never shown these before now. I suppose that they could make an interesting exhibit...

Thankyou for your kind words!