2010: Out of the Blue
One drawing in Out of the Blue is an appropriation of the first photographic image I remember seeing as a child. This photograph, one of approaching tornado was frightful and foreboding. Several of the drawings in Out of the Blue depict small human figures not spared by natural and unnatural disasters. This image is a premise on which my work is often based, and bears an ambiance of uncertainty. The resonance of this image appeared in my early Nightswimming series, the multiple studies of cooking pots, and even the landscapes of The Messengers.