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Birds in Boxes

Birds in Boxes.

Charcoal.

Like birds in boxes, we are all dreaming of flight. I completely understand your reluctance, my friend. The earth is solid, safe. Our flesh is the very stuff of soil. The earth’s gentle curve helps us to keep our perspective. Still, there will be a universe of days for us to rest within its dark, maternal loam. Until then—why not fly?

16 Doors: A Visual Journal on Creativity

16 Doors ImageOver the course of fours weeks this winter, I created a visual art journal dealing with my understanding of the creative process. I used the themes of alchemy and journey as metaphor and peppered the pages with recurring symbols.  Mostly, I had fun!

What I found at the end of the project is that my chops for drawing from imagination had improved.  I also rediscovered my love for writing.

You can download a .pdf file by clicking the link below.  Hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I enjoyed creating it!

16 Doors: A Visual Journal on Creativity