Sketched Out Repetition Along A Timeline & Happy New Year

sketch by stephg
10 x 8 inches
acrylic and soft pastel on archival mat board

I may have mentioned earlier that I haven’t been in the best frame of mind lately. Well, yeah, that’s the way it is. And then it isn’t. And then it is again. A very smart, very kind friend of mine once compared living life to swinging on a pendulum. I’m paraphrasing, but he said something like, sometimes it’s hard to tell if your on an upswing or a down. It always stuck with me because it really is just like that. And some days, you just feel flat no matter what–like that Arp poem–the one in the first sketch below. Here are two sketches I did back in 1994. Both are about 30 x 20 inches They’re from the same series as these. These old works were kind of a jumping off point for some I’m doing now like the one above.

sketch by stephg 1994

sketch by stephg 1994

Anyway, I figure looking back and comparing past with present is appropriate enough right now what with the new year about to come in. Happy New Year, everyone.


3 Responses to “Sketched Out Repetition Along A Timeline & Happy New Year”

  1. I like that poem and how the later piece reflects back on it. and i like your work in general. and i like you. šŸ™‚

    the new sketch seems like it contains some ideas from the older stuff, but refined. minus the words. i think words would suit it. but it isn’t really nec. as it stands on it’s own just fine.

    bodart ā¤

  2. […] old work from long, long ago or about the same time as these. about 30 x 20 inches oil, nails and eggshells on gessoed […]

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