Portfolio > Window Drawings

The window drawings, 2005 to 2008, are a series of over fifty drawings. They developed from eye drawings I completed in 2001. Like ancient peoples, I see the eye as the “window of the soul”. The eye and window are analogous to one another. Windows can be seen as the eyes of a house. The window drawings were developed from photographs I took in my travels and through research. Charles Baudelaire said, “A man looking out of an open window never sees as much as the same man looking directly at a closed window. There is no object more deeply mysterious, no object more pregnant with suggestion, more insidiously sinister, in short more truly dazzling than a window lit up from within by even a single candle. What we can see out in the sunlight is always less interesting than what we can perceive taking place behind a pane of window glass. In that pit, in that blackness or brightness, life is being lived, life is suffering, life is dreaming…”

window#52_Green
charcoal and pastel on paper
50" x 38"
2010
Pomegranite
charcoal and pastel on paper
50" x 38"
2010
Window #51 Roslyn 2
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2008
50.stained glass #2
Charcoal and pastel on paper
38” x 50”
2008
49.Stained glass #1
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2008
Window #48 Window with Ruffle
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2007
Window #47 Cave
Charcoal and pastel on paper
38" x 50"
2007
Window #46 Bird’s Nest
Charcoal on paper
50” x 38”
2007
Window #45 Confessional
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2007
Window #44 Window with Rocks
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2007
Window #43 Diego’s Window
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2007
Window #42 Iona #3
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2007
Window #41 Sun
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2007
Window #40 Mexican Blanket
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2007
Window #39 Frida’s Garden Window
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2007
Window #38 Mexican Window with Wires
Charcoal and pastel on paper
38" x 50"
2007
Window #37 New York Garden
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2007
Window #36 Pyramid Snake
Charcoal and pastel on paper
38" x 50"
2007
Window #35 Mexican Oblong
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2007
Window #34 25X
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2007
Window #33 Clocktower
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2007
Window #32 Eye Shaped Window
Charcoal and pastel on paper
38" x 50"
2007
Window #31 Cross and Seashells #3
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2007
Window #30 Seashells #2
Charcoal and pastel on paper
38" x 50"
2007
Window #29 Seashells #1
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2007
Window #28 Mexico Orange/Blue
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2007
Window #27 Mexico Yellow Wall
Charcoal and pastel on paper
38" x 50"
2007
Window #26 Niche with Stairway
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2006
Window #25 Porthole
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2006
Window #24 Plant
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2006
Window #22 Tied curtain
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2006
Window #21 Tree of Life
Charcoal on paper
38" x 50"
2006
Window #20 Screen Circles
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2006
Window #19 Butterfly Grille
Charcoal on paper
50” x 38”
2006
Window #18 Column
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2006
Window #17 double black
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2006
Window #16 Italia
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2006
Window #15 curve
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2006
Window #14 pink flowers
Charcoal and pastel on paper
38" x 50"
2006
Window #13 Moroccan Window
Charcoal on paper
50” x 38”
2006
Window #12 purple curtain
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2006
Window #11 snow
Charcoal on paper
50” x 38”
2006
Window #10 Roslyn
Charcoal and pastel on paper
38" x 50"
2005
Window #9 open window sunburst
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2005
Window #7 India
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2005
Window #8 Park Slope, Brooklyn
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2005
Window #6 Chinese Lattice
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2005
Window #5 Dome Flower Grate
Charcoal on paper
50” x 38”
2005
Window #4 Diamond with split bottom
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2005
Window #3 Red leaves
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2005
Window #2 Iona (20 pane)
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2005
Window #1 Iona (10 panel)
Charcoal on paper
50” x 38”
2005