~ Mary Ruefle
'Madness, Rack, and Honey'
I have been feeling more consistency in the figures I am drawing and the series of techniques to create the work, so I have begun exploring different forms and different design styles. I hope to take this work to a very large scale once in school...but in the mean time things will remain small. Here are some images of work in process while in the studio.
I continue to have conversations regarding the new work I am making. Many questions as to "why nude?" and "why female?" I have always had a passion for figure drawing, especially working with the nude figure. It was a focus of mine while in undergrad and before my passion for clay really began. As a female, I of course feel connected to the female body and know it best.
Though I also feel a fascination towards what, in my eyes, the nude figure represents...vulnerability, strength, and sensuality. Three qualities I hope to portray in my work.