Notes: Image taken back in 1972-73. I didn't think it reached my intention even though there was something to like about it. The quartz (blurred) needed to be a bit more in focus. This is a macro shot.
I'm staying busy with my own sketchbook(s) and looking at older work when I'm reminded of something. I've spent many years (too many?) working with similar interests, the occult, nature, macro photography, the human mind, African Atlantic culture, ethnographic textiles and weaving designs, hand-crafted artifacts, ethnobotany, geology, drawing as a physical and psychological act.
The present and future is just as important as the past. The past contains unexplored nuggets to be opened. Many of my old sketchbooks have not drawing but ideas written down for use whenever appropriate. I still have sketchbooks from 1969 and 1971, and it's interesting to look back at them because I struggled so much with my drawing then. I realized doing a photorealistic drawing could be made but, I wasn't interested in doing that type of drawing. At that point, I was relieved of the drawing burden and freed myself to enjoy drawing. Only later did I find the physical way of drawing as a way to get the results I was looking for. Physical means standing up and using my whole body to draw, not hunched over a sketchbook on a desk.