Twelve Labors (minus 2)
A small exercise from last night, incomplete: this is a 9″x12″ page divided into 12 squares, each intended to represent a difficult achievement in my life! The inspiration is the Twelve Labors of Hercules, the media are water soluble graphite, watercolor pencil, & watercolor paint on paper.
Two more to go, probably involving art!
The storyline, left to right, top to bottom:
- early rebellion, success stopping ballet lessons,
- prison like boredom #1
- grey boring sensory deprivation (career at Boeing) from which I …
- escape into a more colorful world (Port Townsend)
- growing a garden, in more ways than one.
- angst, anger, disfunctional personal dynamics learned as a child,
- from which I extract myself.
- house #1 (building the strawbale home in Port Townsend)
- appreciating nature
- house #2, my current home & studio.