Portfolio > Eye Drawings

I am interested in connecting the domain of art with the world of the spectator. My large charcoal drawings of eyes, in the most elemental way, returns the gaze of the viewer. Like ancient artists, I see the eye as the “window of the soul”. In my drawings, I eliminate everything but the eye, trying to reveal their essential truths with empathy and poetry. The sources are photographs I have collected that resonate with me great emotion. They are rendered in the lush and direct medium of charcoal on large paper with expressive gestures that enhance their meaning to the viewer.

Jewel
charcoal and pastel on paper
50" x 38"
2014
The Fish's Eye is Always Open
charcoal and oil stick on paper
50" x 38"
2014
Ganesha
charcoal and oil stick on paper
50" x 38"
2013
Eye#39_Death of the Poet
Charcoal on paper
50" x 38"
2011
Eye #38 (Lashes)
charcoal and graphite on paper
50" x 38"
2001
Eye #37 (Pluto)
charcoal and graphite on paper
50" x 38"
2001
Eye #36
charcoal and graphite on paper
50" x 38"
2001
Eye #35 Grieving Eye
Charcoal on paper
38" x 50"
2001
Eye #34 Movement
Charcoal on paper
50” x 38”
2001
Eye #33 Eye of Picasso
Charcoal on paper
50” x 38”
2001
Eye #32 Z
Charcoal on paper
50” x 38”
2001
Eye #31 Harlequin
Charcoal and pastel on paper
51" x 34
2001
Eye #30 Poet
Charcoal on paper
50” x 38”
2001
Eye #29 Divided
Charcoal on paper
38" x 50"
2001
Eye #28 Landscape
Charcoal on paper
50” x 38”
2001
Eye #27 Monument
Charcoal on paper
38” x 47”
2001
Eye #26
Charcoal on paper
38" x 50"
2001
Eye #25 Shut
Charcoal on paper
50” x 38”
2001
Eye #24 Native
Charcoal on paper
38" x 50"
2001
Eye #23 Santa
Charcoal and pastel on paper
50” x 38”
2001
Eye #22 Jacques
Charcoal on paper
50” x 38”
2001
Eye #21 Eyeball
Charcoal on paper
51" x 34
2001
Eye #20 Buddha
Charcoal on paper
51" x 34
2001
Eye #19 Profile
Charcoal on paper
50” x 38”
2001
Eye #18 Sad
Charcoal on paper
50” x 38”
2001
Eye #17 Bird Woman
Charcoal on paper
50” x 38”
2001
Eye #16 Country
Charcoal on paper
50” x 38”
2001
Eye #15 Dark Buddha
Charcoal on paper
50” x 38”
2001
Eye #14 Eye of Shiva
Charcoal on paper
51" x 34"
2001
Eye #13 Pearl Eyelet
Charcoal and oil stick on paper
50” x 38”
2001
Eye #12 Jackie
Charcoal on paper
50” x 38”
2001
Eye #11 "Helen's beauty in a brow of Egypt"
Charcoal and pastel on paper
38" x 50"
2001
Eye #10 Louie
Charcoal on paper
50” x 38”
2001
Eye #9 Retina Starburst
Charcoal on paper
50” x 38”
2001
Eye #8 Pretty
Charcoal on paper
50” x 38”
2001
Eye #7 Keyhole
Charcoal on paper
50” x 38”
2001
Eye #6 Owl Eye
Charcoal on paper
50” x 38”
2001
Eye #5 baby
Charcoal on paper
50” x 38”
2001
Eye #4 stone
Charcoal on paper
50” x 38”
2001
Eye #3 Lumachelle
Charcoal on paper
50” x 38”
2001
Eye #2
Charcoal on paper
50” x 38”
2001
Eye #1 From Above
Graphite on paper, mounted on wood with wire, painted string framed with felt fringe.
50” x 38”
2001