Before moving to Iowa last summer, I sorted through my massive collection of artwork done from childhood through the present. They are not stored nor sorted very well and so, sifting through them led to some interesting discoveries. I photographed some of my more favorite or intriguing examples. Many were recycled, some given away, and some stored again in hopes that I may actually do something with one or two of them some day. Enjoy this trip down artwork memory lane. This dragonfly pencil drawing was done just before I started 8th grade. I studied a real dragonfly to complete the drawing. I was somewhat of a dragonfly junkie at the time and was reading all I could get my hands on about these magnificent creatures.
This drawing was done in art class in high school. The sagging shelf of art books reminds me of my own art classroom now. It was just a page from a sketchbook used to gather ideas for more finished pieces.
I made this mixed media exploration sometime in college. It must have been freshman year due to the connected campus sheet. This one I call, “What in the World!?” Although, when sorting through this work, I called it something a little saltier to Eric. In fact he has a nice photo of me holding the two artworks above, captioned with, “From rainbows and mountains to WTF?”
This charcoal nude was done in my college life drawing class. I found a large sampling from that class – some of which I still really like today. I love working in charcoal and this one encourages me to pick it up again.