These were drawn from observation, most done in the Human Origins Lab, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, and a few in the Anthropology office at George Washington University. They are drawn as a means for me to get to know various individuals in our distant ancestry. (click the image to see the hominid drawings)
The Mexican Plants
The drawings in this series were done on site during a one-month residency in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, drawn on site at the large botanical gardens and parks. The drawings were the vehicles I used to begin to connect to an aspect of Mexico on my first visit to that country.
These works were done from observation while sitting on the granite boulders at the edge of Deer Isle, Maine during a brief residency at Haystack there. The drawing process permitted me to think about the physical activity of light transmission, air and water motion, and the interrelationship between all the natural aspects of that place. These works were all drawn on my own handmade paper, often made specifically for a series of drawings.