Saturday, December 18, 2010

As If: Two Drawings



“Canvas 126”
December 16, 2010

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Often when I draw, my own facial expressions mimic those in the image as it develops. The image, too, responds in kind — as if, in our mutual sympathy, we find a measure of comfort and delight — as if, in imagining each other, we are creating the immortality we need to carry on — as if we have been friends for a long time, without our knowing, like you and I.



“Canvas 127”
December 17, 2010

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2 comments:

Woman in a Window said...

Your photographs show me faces of people who might touch me, whom I might touch. I'm considering a change in professions. Ha! I laugh. But I consider working more directly with people in need. I am wondering who is needier.

That last face is warm. I wonder who breathes beneath it?

xo
erin

(haha, I did that honestly - made the mistake of writing your photographs instead of your creations. see what you do?)

William Michaelian said...

Erin, professions aside, is there a day you don’t work directly with people in need, or whom you don’t, in one capacity or another, need yourself?