Drawing is the backbone of art and teaches you how to use line, shape and value while creating an overall good composition. Drawing courses at Bridgewater State University use still life and human figures to teach observation skills, how to use a light source and how to use perspective.
Miscellaneous - Drawing
I enjoy creating work that is concise yet ambiguous. One of the most important things I've come to learn as I age is that it is important to move freely through life. I spent many years refusing to process trauma and ride my feelings out. In the end, that denial only left me burnt out. What I find to be really impactful about the quality of ambiguity is that there may not be one correct interpretation - everyone will see something different. And what a person may see one day, that very same viewer might see something completely different a few days later. I like to think that people see what they need to see at any given moment. It is really beautiful because the work itself never changes, only the eyes that look upon it.
The pieces are meant to depict a feeling of loneliness, but with a hint of a presence not too far behind. It was suppose to be a visual of how I felt during 2020, that it was an dark road with seemingly no end, and I felt alone. But the headlights are symbolic of my friends and family that I kept trying to push away, but they still continued to stick beside me.