I've often thought that if I hadn’t become
a visual artist I’d like to have been a writer. I've been
writing in journals on and off, but mostly on, for around thirty
years. For almost as long I've enjoyed combining visual narratives
with text, whenever it makes sense to do so.
With these prints, from a group of drawings I called
the Broomstick Series, I've created a picture that
allows people to see and read my daily thoughts, dreams, anxieties.
These drawings portray me in my middle age, feeling
the weight of impending mortality. The broomsticks found in each
print represent all the trivial and tedious, but necessary, chores
of day to day life that pull at all of us and keep us from doing
the things we love, which in my case is making art.
The words that appear around and over the images
could be entries in my diary but when I write on a drawing I feel
freer to express myself than I do in a conventional journal.
I keep the prints and drawings fairly small to invite
the viewer into my work and my world, which is perhaps a reflection
of their world as well.