Monday, June 23, 2008

A Couple of Recent Sketches

Well, it is obvious, at least to me, that summer is in full swing around here. As always I have more to do....actually more that I want to do, than I have time to accomplish. Anyway here are a couple pages worth of sketches for past and present ideas.

Still planning on creating some screen prints. I just received my order of paper from French Paper in Michigan. Cool thing, the facility in which the paper is made is completely run on hydro electric power. And they have been doing it for many, many years. Long before the green movement came about. The paper is fantastic. It is a smooth cover with an antique newsprint shade. Pretty sweet to me. Not too many people I know get excited about paper. But man do I, weird, but man this paper is fabulous.
These three sketches are a some of the ideas I have been tinkering with.
The first is based on Noah and the Ark. Pretty straight forward. It will make a really nice screen print.
The second is of a snow globe with a church building inside it. I have been challenged with the thought of how sometimes the church isolates itself from the rest of the world. Only serving itself.
The third is of bottles floating in the sea. Much like Christianity and all of the denominations within Christianity. Similarities, but strong enough differences to keep us apart. So essentially we are all floating in the same sea, but we never connect, unable and unwilling to cross over an risk working together. I know this is a tough one. My close friend and confidant, Mike and I discussed this at length. Still have not come up with an answer yet.
Chew on these for a while and give me some feedback. Onward and Upward.

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