STATIC. These new-found drawings showed up yesterday. From their look, they were probably limited to 10-15 minute poses. Most unusual is that at 9X12″ they are much smaller than my much-larger format preferred nowadays. That led in turn to rather static, closed figures. I guess they may be 5-8 years old.

BACKGROUND. But also relevant is a suggested background or context, which is usually missing from my current life drawings.(Only maybe suggested seating or bracing: some support where most of the weight of the body is being carried.)

My blog lets me consider larger questions about what art motifs appear in a series. Since this interest has persisted throughout my life, it’s important to me. But I haven’t heard artists discuss it much (maybe just in an artist’s formal statement for a solo exhibition)!