I've participated in every iteration since its inception, including this year, although just barely. What with the upheaval of our move and the condensing of studio and home into a smaller home with ad hoc studio and storage space, I nearly didn't make the deadline. In fact I actually missed the deadline, but the organizers still welcomed my last minute contribution.
|Flattened Buoy, Red 2012|
The work I donated is a 2012 drawing done while on residency on Norton Island in Maine. The pastel drawing is one of several I made inspired by the colorful buoys arrayed in the waters around the island and washed up on the shore. Buoys were even re-purposed to mark the trails cutting through the woods of the island. The drawings were kind of schematic dissections of the buoys; a not so strict rendering of them as if they had been flayed and flattened.
|A group of buoy, and other, drawings in process on Norton Island in 2012.|