The following album is a collection of selected student works in progress and completed. We always have a great time in the studio/classroom. At times, it feels like walking through mud ... but when we arrive we all celebrate , sometimes quietly, the challenges that we faced and moved confidently through.
Here are some of the illustrations created for the book Another Night by Patrick Mercado. The book is very much about spirit and ethereal presence in our world. Whether we believe or not we are surrounded is the premise of the book. For this reason, the spirit and ethereal worlds, I chose to create the images in a way that was not about portraiture --- or my specific interpretation but about the presence, the being the person within and through the spirituality was being expressed. This was a wonderful challenge. It gave insight to a way of drawing and painting that still allows the figure to be present and the portraiture to still resonate through the image. The silhouette is an interesting means of expression.