Category Archives: 2010

Marker Art #30: “Are you sure?”

#30: "Are you sure?"

Part of a Calendar on Zazzle.

Are you Sure? is the first image I completed after I returned from Korea and India, and was in my own country again. Shaken, a little, by the oddity of this, I returned to the roots of these drawings–Ghanaian trotros, steam-powered trains, and potent, complicated designs. I blew these things out of proportion, showing my heightened awareness of my past now careening into my future.

Marker Art #28: “Run After Me”

#28: "Run After Me"

Print available on Fine Art America.
Part of a Calendar on Zazzle.

“Run After Me” is a transition piece. I began this piece in Korea, and used Korean designs, Korean buildings, and a Korean subway. By the time I reached the bottom of the image, I had been thrown headlong into Mumbai, a universe of its own. The subway reemerges as the Mumbai local train. The dark city stretches out in unexpected directions, narrow and careless. Henna designs take president over real imagery.

Marker Art #26: “Sewn into my Clothing”

#26: "Sewn into my Clothing"

Print available on Fine Art America.

Towards the late summer in Korea, I was preparing to leave mentally and physically. A lot of things weighed heavily on my mind, and this was one of the products of that weight. I couldn’t quite remember what it was like to live in my home country, and I couldn’t quite remember whether it was a good or bad feeling–but I knew that there were, indeed, good things that I missed. So I wrote/drew this piece.

The text reads:
“There are cities in my head,
made up of things I can’t say
Things I can’t feel,
sewn into my clothing
Things I forgot how to think,
floating around in silence…”

Towards the late summer in Korea, I was preparing to leave mentally and physically. A lot of things weighed heavily on my mind, and this was one of the products of that weight. I couldn’t quite remember what it was like to live in my home country, and I couldn’t quite remember whether it was a good or bad feeling–but I knew that there were, indeed, good things that I missed. So I wrote/drew this piece. The text reads:

“There are cities in my head,
made up of things I can’t say
Things I can’t feel,
sewn into my clothing
Things I forgot how to think,
floating around in silence…”

Marker Art #25: “Fly Away”

#25: "Fly Away"

Print on Imagekind.

One of the amazing things about having a salary (ie, a full time job) is that you have money to spend on art! In “Fly Away” I’m trying out some concepts with new pens. I bought a set of Straedler colored pens and some Shinhan artist markers from a local stationary shop in Noeun-dong. In this image I tested them to see what they could accomplish, and the results were excellent. Much to my delight, these pens are still available in the good old USA, and I can find even more amazing ways to use them.