Procession progression » Procession progression

In 2000 I started a series of more than 200 charcoal and crayon heads, only one of which was drawn from life. I love this kind of investigation – seeing what can happen in the same 15 X 11 1/2 inch space, with the same materials, and no idea of where it’s going.

On a more personal note, I have always been moved by parades- doesn’t matter what kind, or who is in them – when people process – I’m weeping. I’m certain there’s a major leitmotif in this idea, but for the moment I had no idea where these drawings were leading. The ones that “looked back at me” were collected into a group of 12 . I constructed a digitally printed continuous procession entitled Procession: 12 Women, and that work lead to the Procession: 12 Women, Movable Book Room. The little book work was included in the Crayola Dream Makers publication celebrating artist’s illustrated books. All 3 layers of this work process were still on the work table, 23 January, 2004.