Friday, April 11, 2008

Pull Me Out of the Ashes




I have made many portraits of my husband Garry over the years. Here is the very first, plus an early self-portrait. Garry and I met in the summer of 1975, and these drawings are from a sketchbook from that year that survived the fire. At the time I was taking a summer class at RISD called Drawing in Motion with a painting professor named Norman Nilsen. For several weeks we drew while moving: we drew while canoeing, walking, riding a merry-go-round, riding in an airplane, etc. We had to develop a system of markmaking, a sort of shorthand. It was terrific fun. I will post more about this class soon.

Garry Reading the Paper in My Parents' Living Room, 1975
pencil

Self-portrait, 1975
pencil

Garry and me at our engagement party, October, 1975

2 comments:

Susan Beauchemin said...

you're both so young! I remember that!

Martha Miller said...

when i was twenty one, it was a very good year!
it was a very good year
for things i can't
write about on this blog,
no, that can't be done,
long story short -
we were having fun,
when i was twenty one!

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