Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Company

Size 30cm x 30cm or 11,8in x 11,8in, Sennelier Oil Pastels


  1. O fertile mushroom in the autumn rain! The elements join you in earthly song. We watch you as you draw, and say almost nothing. May you have your quiet space of unearthly contemplation. May your work continue to blossom for the benefit of all.

  2. Hard to follow what Nathaniel just posted, but I think that an earthly "quiet space of unearthly contemplation" (to be paradoxical) comes through here. The two colors together are just amazing and the drawing conveys stillness and energy at once.

  3. Dear Melissa, yes, I love to do spontaneous writing in response to Verena's photos and drawing... a little exercise in direct speaking of the first thoughts in one's mind upon seeing. In this case I was simply enjoying the extreme earthiness of the figure, almost a creature of the primordial forest floor but wearing an alchemical magical dome of a hat... a little like an oracle. So both qualities seemed present.