Keeping stuff is good. Two more nudes (#36 and #37)

From 2007 #36 From 2007 #37

Again, from that sketchbook I recently unearthed and opened. These drawing are of the same person but in very different styles. The point is that, as I see it, the model or the object of a work is merely a starting point. Call it an inspiration if you like but the trick is to fashion something from reality. I am not interested in reproducing reality. That’s for the camera in the hands of a robot. My goal is to create something that is visually interesting, if only to me but also, hopefully, to others as well. 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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