Art

 

Pencil and Graphite on Paper, 8 x 12" The Venus of Willendorf is now called The Woman of Willendorf.
Two Venuses with Hickory Nut and Pod  Pencil and Graphite on Paper, 8 x 12″
The Venus of Willendorf is now called The Woman of Willendorf.  I guess that elevates her?

I’ve had a little iron replica Venus of Willendorf for many years after buying her in a little New Age shop in Madison, CT. I first learned about her in art history in college and was unimpressed. She was all the things I didn’t want to be: fleshy, round, wide, pendulous. I bought her thinking that perhaps in the future I’d grow to understand her.   There is a lot they didn’t know about her including why she was made.  We were told she was a 25,000 year old fertility symbol and the oldest known.

Pencil and Graphite on Paper, 11 x 14" Southwestern Cone means I don't know what kind of conifer came from yet but will try and figure it out this fall in New Mexico.  The cone is a solid piece, more like an outer shell than a structure on it's own.

Jay Feather, Butterfly Weed Pod, and Southwestern Cone                                                            Pencil and Graphite on Paper, 11 x 14″

I don’t know what kind of conifer the cone came from but will try and figure it out this fall in New Mexico, where I found it. The cone is a solid piece, more like an outer shell than a structure on it’s own.

A perfect find from a walk at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu New Mexico.
Cherry Limb      Pencil and Graphite on Paper, 11 x 14″                                                                        An  interesting find from a walk at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu New Mexico.Venus of Willendorf and Two Magnolia ConesVenus of Willendorf and Two Magnolia Fruit Cones                                             Pencil and Graphite on Paper, 11 x 14″  I've had this itty bitty sea horse for years from a collection of my grandfather's.  The butterfly weed is from my garden. Two Wisteria Seed Pods and  Sea Horse   Pencil and Graphite on Paper, 10 1/2 x 10″                                                                           I’ve had this itty bitty sea horse (7/8’s of an inch) for years from a collection of my grandfather’s.  Wisteria enjoys the alley’s untamed spaces, where I walk daily. IMG_1064Two Views of Venus of Willendorf and Liriope Spike  Pencil on Paper, 9 x 12″

 

 

From a series of drawings done over the past year of natural objects and the Venus of Willendorf.

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2 thoughts on “Art

  1. I love your drawings & the accompanying words. In 1978 I was on a road trip and along the way visited several places in New Mexico including Abiquiu, Ghost Ranch, & Chaco Canyon. I came home with a small cone similar to the one you drew and was told it is the kind with the edible pine nuts. I still have it.

  2. Thank you for sharing that! It is a beautiful place. I’m glad you recognized the cone, I’ll look further into it. I don’t know the names of all that I’d like to there.

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