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Drawing Phrygian Caps

At the onset of the corona plague in NYC, I found myself having a recurring dream that prominently featured Phrygian caps, the red liberty caps worn by radicals during the French revolution. A symbol which has its roots in ancient times when it was worn to signify a formerly enslaved person's freedom.

In any case the image and dream seemed significant so I began to draw a series of Phrygian caps with gouache, pastel and ink on hand made paper.

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    Visual Thinking

    An idea unfolds visually and intuitively, and I try to keep up with it, chasing it where it wants to go. Finding a through line in my work, looking for a sense that what I am making has some common denominator through materials, and form, and ideas.

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