Sunday, July 4, 2010

Amber Fort Sketches

In January I went to India for the second time, this time with my dear friend Chris. It was such a different trip being with her — and artist with architect's eye for space and light and detail, she turned me on to seeing the Amber Fort in Jaipur as if for the first time. What I saw was the light hitting the mirror-inlaid walls, the soft cool random arrangement of the marble-tiled floors textured with years and worn of walking feet. I was mesmerized, almost intoxicated by what I was seeing and at every turn and corner there was more. I couldn't stop photographing. I kept imagining my studio, at my desk investigating these images.

Back home in my studio, this is what became of it, or at least the start of it. It's the line structure that draws me in — the lines, and what I could do in expressing the lines. It's
a new direction of mark making for me, and I'm excited to see where it will go. See more images of this series here.

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