I left these drawings in my basement which is generally dry but with humidity they got a bit water damaged, so I decided to photograph them.
Charcoal, chalk on manilla 15"x18"
Life is a balancing act and so is still life, movement versus stability and always the possibility of movement within stability - even in the case of still life where inanimate objects seem to rest unperturbed for eternity. The best we can hope for with still life as with life as with art, is to arrest the ravages of time – to preserve the celebration of the moment or moments – keeping in mind that the eye lacks the shutter speed of a leica.
Still life arrangement on bond, pencil, charcoal, roughly 13"x16"
Still life study on manilla - pencil with chalk - 15"x18"