The Underlying Fear.

Ball point pen on yellow paper and digital treatment

It was a very long, all day meeting with people from abroad.  I was there to add heft to a somewhat indifferent group of people.  The subject was creativity and how to mobilize it so I had some investment in the proceedings and got involved in the proceedings.  Still, to keep my attention, I did what I always do: use the added stimulation of drawing to keep my mind from wandering.  And, so this drawing was made.

It seems an odd thing to do, to do one thing to keep attention on another.  I did not do it in school.  Rather, I took notes which did the same thing although drawing works better for maintaining attention and retention, at least for me.

As for the drawing, it is about form and light.   And, it’s evidence that fancy materials are not needed to make art.  But, I see it as a very aristocratic rooster-type creature.  And, a carnivore.


About mmgilbert

I have been drawing and painting all my life. Now part of the “New Symbolist” movement which encompasses both Goth, fantasy and tattoo art as well as the century-old work of Odilon Redon, I focus on archetypal and mythic imagery to evoke emotional themes and to reference darker fantasies. I have an abiding interest in figurative drawing, working on paper and exploring new ways to handle traditional materials. I studied with Edward Millman, a WPA muralist; at Purchase College; and at the Art Students League in New York.
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