We recently re-potted all of our many houseplants and moved them around, including bringing my over-ten-years-old vine into my studio area, where it now presides over my bookcase. The antique rocking chair is a new addition to my studio space, too, bought at a yard sale two months ago. It's nice to take a break there, sit and read books or rock and look at my artwork and think. No wonder Agnes Martin liked to have a rocking chair in the studio. The motion and the gentle creaking are conducive to pondering.
Moon and Stars - Palace of Glass graphite on paper 2017
Detail of Moon and Stars - Palace of Glass graphite on paper 2017
Glass is so absorbing to draw: the gleam of fractured light, the shards of shadows, the mixture of smooth surfaces and glowing depths. My moon and stars glass are such mysterious objects to me. My two remind me of my husband and I----I suppose this drawing is both a portrait of my glass objects and a self-portrait of sorts. It was a pleasure to draw, a pleasure to get lost in the glass every day. Even though they are not very large objects, the moon and stars glass are palaces for the eye, wonderlands of strange details and intricate patterns.
For those who are curious about the history of moon and stars glass, you can read a short article on their history from the moon and stars glass club here: http://www.moonandstarglassclub.com/history.html