“Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen, but understanding it for the first time.”
Each piece in this series is part of larger whole or a collective memory of a place. It represents the want of a basic human need in finding the familiar in an unfamiliar place and the attempts to hold on to it. The time spent has transformed a mere project into a body of work that provides the viewer an intimate, be it nostalgic, vantage of what has become such an integral facet of my life. My hope is to share a small amount of these intense moments.
Every drawing can be viewed as a singular entity, but as a whole they give and take from one another in a symbiotic relationship opening the flood gates to memory of the Corner Grill. Much like the Ashcan school my goal is to show the daily realities of life. The absence of figures allows me to lay emphasis on place while not doing all of that heavy lifting for the viewer. This alludes to the idea of a memory or a snapshot. My use of brown acrylic ink wash allow me to create sepia-toned recollection of what I observe. Each line is descriptive, yet has it’s own character. At times the line can be sure and confident while in other instances can second-guessing and/or slightly askew.