Keeping stuff is good #07

From 2007 #07

It’s another nude from that sketchbook I recently unearthed an open. She’s drawn from life but abstracted to emphasize her bulk and gravity. She’s a terrific model. She knows how to come up with interesting poses without going over the top. When I work with a model, I prefer relatively short poses, sometimes no more than a minute or two. This was a ten minute pose. She sat naturally and seemed to be at peace. She tells me that she goes into a trance when she poses and loses all sense of time until the timer goes off and she can move again. It is done with a litho crayon. Like all the others in this series it is drawn on 11 x 14 archival, Aquabee paper.


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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