The ink drawing is adapted from pencil sketches of Bald Eagles ( six immature and one adult ) gathered on a Douglas Fir in Lang Bay, last summer. Usually ink drawings are immediate, en pleine aire ; observing nature to visually translate some meaning. Working from field studies differs slightly. In this piece, the open space changes a relationship between Eagles and Environment. There are perhaps absent viewers who encounter the scene, each through imagination. An individual image drawn mentally or magically, to be seen or not. What is creativity?
Zen interests me. I have enjoyed seven years exploring the Ink medium, which is the Oriental gift to Arts. Chinese and Sumi (Japanese) inks, brushes (some handmade) and various rag or mulberry papers are the instruments of this art.