Cover Songs

More than just creating another cover song, the process of actually deconstructing, synthesizing, and reconstructing another’s work is not simply a venture into regurgitating the past. Rather, it gives the artist the opportunity to internalize the canon, and to reflect over of the masters of his or her own media, discovering the imperfections and contradictions, and the enduring spirit of the artist’s work.

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Work in Progress

A quick lookie-loo at the newest drawing.  This is a detail showing the face section of the self-portrait (which is drawn slightly larger-than-life).   This is approximately a 9 x 8 inch section; the entire drawing is 40 x 20 inches in size.


Thanks to summer break, I have had to adjust my studio time, which means that I am drawing late at night when the kiddies are asleep (it is a limited drawing time, but I do it every day, of course!).  I have a feeling that this drawing will not be done until October (so far about 40 hours spent on the piece, and only about 1/6 of the paper has been touched).
"Art is long, and time is fleeting..."    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Speaking of artsy funeral marches to the grave, isn't Harold & Maude the most perfect blend of film and song?  I need to track down a DVD copy (my old copy is a VHS, that is assuming I actually could find it...)

Currently listening to:  Cat Steven's Greatest Hits