This sketch book represents images from two very important years. In 1980, I returned to graduate school at the University of Georgia to complete my MA in Art History. In July of 1980, I met Eric Head. Eric was my brother's apartment mate in Asheville. He had just been newly hired at Champion Papers where my dad and uncles had worked and some still worked there. Eric was from New Hartford, NY and a recent graduate of Syracuse University. So, I was in love again. An interesting aspect of this relationship was that Eric was ten years younger than I. This would factor into many situations in the five years we lived together in Asheville. But none of that here. This is about drawing + sketch books; but, drawing and sketch books have to be about life, the life would explain a lot about the drawings, after-all.
In 1980, I began my first year of teaching at University level. Tucker Cooke who was my professor and mentor hired me as an adjunct instructor in art. I would teach a beginning drawing/design class as well as a post-renaissance art history class. Too, too, I was commuting back + forth to Athens, GA from Asheville once a week . I was finishing up course requirements and working on my thesis.
This sketchbook shows, again, ideas but also direct observation from life: Eric
sleeping, musicians performing (one of my favorite subjects), and expression of
the deeply personal thru the visual.
|I.D. #||Title - Description||Medium||
|2||0002||"Oliver Riley 549-1714
I don't preach white... I don't preach black... I preach green... pretend the.
miles from Asheville to Athens
$432.50 Christogen 546-8782
Guy Carlton Wiggins (1883-1962) "Snow Storm on the Avenue" On the Air Tom Shades Bech is Back John Updike
Alan G. Collier 546-8782
$30 11:55 AM 2:40 PM 10:30 PM 11:40 PM 2:95 Sept. 7, '82 tuesday morn.
Dan Fossitt 205-661-4407
The Visual Arts: a History High Honor + John Fleman Private Hall 1982
|3||0003||female figure sitting on a bench||ink|
|5||0005||figure sitting on a rock||ink|
American social consciousness
You can't fuel a Matrse today on this puritan, post Fredan, quiet redder, American Society. paraphrased Hughes."
|8||0008||two male figures||ink|
|9||0009||figure playing guitar||ink|
|10||0010||woman with a baby||ink|
|12||0012||"The cult of self-abuse the American society
the cult of self-destruction the American society
Sept. 19, '82 - today is Ray's birthday he would have been 37."
|13||0013||[assumed] Eric Head sleeping||ink|
|14||0014||"The black gate opens Simon had taken the profaned bait in jaws of steel."||ink|
|15||0015||Gandolf +Gimli lead the way through Moria||ink|
|16||0016||male and female figures at a gathering||ink|
|17||0017||"Webb Cove Road"||ink|
|18||0018||[assumed] portrait of Eric Head||ink|
|20||0020||[assumed] portrait of Eric Head||ink|
|21||0021||adult female figure and young male figure||ink|
I hate Christmas cards
Look, Claw, I've had it with you. Pack up your reindeer + gear and get your ass off my property."
|23||0023||"I wish I had a river I would skate away on -----||ink|
|24||0024||man playing flute||graphite|
woman playing an instrument
|26||0026||figure playing an instrument||graphite|
|27||0027||figure playing flute||graphite|
|28||0028||"Red Clay Ramblers"||graphite|
|29||0029||"Tommy Thompson, Red Clay Ramblers"||graphite|
|30||0030||The back of a man||ink|
|33||0033||"Idea for installation"||graphite|
|34||0034||"Tony Lord's House"||graphite|
|35||0035||Face hiding behind a blanket||ink|
|36||0036||"Eric comes home"||ink|
|37||0037||"Dorm before my meeting w/ Senor Ponce
Oh well, it wasn't this bad.
The altar of academia."
|39||0039||"The way it's supposed to be ain't' the way
... two guys making out; I was shocked... first time to see"