Rubberstamp design by me for my onetime art stamp company
(the original Dante's Wardrobe).
Original Catalog Cover for the Dante's Wardrobe company
I have a thing for the clean, clear, purposed line of the drawn variety. As a synesthete, my experience of the world around me always has this strong cast of lines. A single movement can call up an entire image, drawn in full; a single sound can create a veritable light show of intercrossing lines. Conversely, seeing a well-drawn image creates a kind of physical calm, an even plane of light and sound.
Not surprisingly, I am drawn to artists with a strong eye and strong drafting hand. Here are a few I have long enjoyed (and at the end, a new discovery).
Drawing of Katharina
Portrait of His Mother
Hans Holbein the Younger
Study for the Portrait of the Family of Sir Thomas More
Hansel and Gretel
'Jane Morris' by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Rosetti: Portrait of Anne Miller