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Young Oak, 2018/2020, pen and ink over monotype ghost print, image 8 x 6 inches, sheet 11 x 8 1/2 inches
Red can be anything but subtle.  If you own a red car it can be considered flashy, or if you see it used in signs it is telling you that danger lies ahead and to use caution.  Red is the color of passion, and in February one can see it everywhere in the myriad of merchandise being pushed in stores in the shape of hearts and roses.  But a red landscape, how can that be perceived?  Will it make the viewer uncomfortable or will it be welcoming?  
Untitled No. 4, 2018/2020,  pen and ink over monotype ghost print, image 8 x 6 inches, sheet 11 x 8 1/2 inches
When I began working on these drawings the world was changing fast and the future was very uncertain.  As I wrote in a previous post, I kept thinking about the color red and it's meaning to the time we are living in.  As COVID began to spread all we saw in the news was the map of the world covered in red dots for the areas where the…

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