Tuesday, November 24, 2009

occasionally, a portrait...

Carving out a likeness somewhere between realism and caricature is tricky territory, but that's where I try to steer things. This is a drawing/collage depicting the great American poet Robert Creeley as a fairly young man. He only had one eye and was generally photographed with a patch, but I found this direct image of him, with the blind eye shut, to be more compelling. Robert Creeley died in 2005. Do yourself a favor and read his work.

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