Nylon Magazine asked me to interpret the color, pink, for an article about this much beloved hue.
graphite on bond.
After a few thumbnails, a strange flutist appeared in the petals of a flower.
blue pencil and white acrylic on Rives BFK, approx. 15 x 20".
making this piece, I was thinking of Giuseppe Castiglione, a Italian
missionary who lived in China and became famous for combining eastern
and western pictorial convention and technique to great effect -- his
work has the elegance and graceful composition of traditional chinese
scroll painting, but also the chiascuro and foreshortening of the old
photoshop CS, 9 x 11" @ 500 dpi.
And after some machinations on the computer and beyond, we have a sickly sweet confection, a polished, pink stone.