My rabbit drawing, Shiver, made it into a juried exhibit at Koken Art Factory called “Autumn Harvest” http://kokenartfactory.com/
Here is the statement with my piece:
"My truest and most passionate inspiration will forever lie with animals and the natural world, and their relationships interweaving with mythology. Zoology and symbology have fascinated me from an early age, encouraging me to pursue hidden or deeper meanings and associations within much of my artwork. My artistic drive stems from my hunger for new knowledge on these topics of interest to create my own allegories. Semi realism with slight stylization is my favored style, going hand-in-hand with mixed media drawing. Creating art has shaped me into the person I am today by revealing that life is always changing, but it has given me the opportunity to stay true to myself in the things I love. Art has given me satisfying purpose and a richer way to see the world around me.
I have internalized rabbits and hares almost as icons of myself. As an animal I am magnetically drawn to, rabbits are one of my favorite artistic subjects. The butterfly is a symbol of the soul, time, growth, grace, vulnerability, and faith in the presence of change and metamorphosis. In Shiver, I use the wings of butterflies sprouting from the blind rabbit’s eye to represent the beckoning of faith and promise in the face of challenging experiences in my life, despite the unknown of what the future will bring. “
In-progress shots of my diptych (the image consists of two pieces of paper) piece for an upcoming show “A Dream or a Memory”… I’m bringing in concepts of the Peryton for a fantasy quality.
Mechanical pencil, pen, white colored pencil, white gel pen on toned tan sketch paper
Photos of drawings from Figure Drawing… extended studies include the same male model for the top four (gesture first, then an anatomy book was used for the muscle ones), one female model, and a model dressed in Drag as “Ruby Pearl Diamond” :)