drawings / prints > Close Your Eyes and See (Metamorphosis aka the Dancer in the Sun) Series

One afternoon I slept upon my sofa, and awoke, yet I was still in a dream, but strangely lucid. As I stared at the brilliant orange light on my closed eye lids, a figure appeared as if on a movie screen. A wildly animated, outlined figure danced and moved in an odd, jerky fashion, flickering and metamorphosing into a multitude of human and animal forms and deformities. I was so entranced by this strange vision that it inspired quite of number of drawings and prints and led to a fascination with capturing and implying movement and transformation in my drawing.

Metamorphosis
Etching
6 1/8" x 7 1/4" (image size)
1994
Dancer in the Sun no. 1
Etching
7 1/2" x 9 1/2"
1994
Dancer in the Sun no. 2
pencil
12" x 16"
2003
Dancer in the Sun no. 4
pen and ink
14" x 16 1/2"
2003
Dancer in the Sun no.5
pen and ink
13 1/2" x 22"
2003
Offering
Etching
7 3/4" x 9 3/4"
2000
Clapping Hands no. 1
Pen and ink
9 1/2" x 12"
2004
Clapping Hands no. 2
pen and ink
8 1/2" x 11"
2004
Clapping Hands no. 3
pen and ink
2004
Metamorphosis no. 2
pen and ink
22" x 10"
2005