Rain Clouds, Ghost Horse and Puffin
This is one of the first drawings from my new series, When It Rains in the Desert, inspired by a recent trip to Northern Arizona after a unusually heavy Spring rain which caused the gass to grow greener and taller than usual and the wildflowers to bloom along the road. During that trip, I was reading a book about Atlantic Seabirds and how fast they are disappearing due to Global Warming and overfishing. In this blending of pastel, charcoal, colored pencil, and metallic pens on black paper, an imaginary ecosystem is created where Atlantic Seabirds and wild horses coexist in the Southwestern desert. The rain clouds with sunlight shining behind them are more evident in this drawing than in others in the series. Animals have inspired me as an artist for my entire long life, and I am very interested in juxtaposing images that might not ordinarily appear together in hopes of bringing joy and wonder into the viewers' lives.