April 14, 2006

> ballpoint pen, graphite on paper, 5.5 x 8.5", 1999.
The Past During the summer of 1999, when I was living in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn, I started a short series of ballpoint pen drawings on grey paper. Though overly sentimental and facile, this particular drawing reminds me of my artistic convictions at the time and the idealism of a teenage overachiever. Actually, the more I look at the drawing, the more earnest and sincere it seems to become, especially compared to my recent work. The mother and her child were discovered deep in a storage closet and will be on exhibit in a show in NY showcasing ballpoint pen work: