Friday, March 02, 2007

Illustration Friday: Hide

I recently had a heated debate with my gas grill. The grill won. To say that I have looked frightful for the last couple of weeks would be a gross understatement. First and second degree burns over my entire face and neck, and frizzled remnants of hair have certainly made me want to hide, even in a place where I am completely anonymous to begin with. Nonetheless, life goes on, so I have been forced to accompany my children to their dizzying array of activities and bear up to the stares of others the best that I can. It is a humbling task, one from which I would rather hide.
Hiding is not the same as being hidden. Here, I am hidden despite my best efforts, even though I am not hiding. There are rules to hide behind, expectations and memories, and I am still there, peeking out, waiting for the gentle breeze that will tell me what's next.

15 comments:

Jayster said...

This is a really beautiful pencil drawing. Nice choice of media too.

Gromit said...

Wonderful illustration, but love your thoughts too. Hope you are ok ;-)

mike said...

Sorry to hear what happened. The good thing is you haven't lost your sense of humor or your artistic abilities. Very nice/good illo...

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Cool illo and wonderful (if somewhat sad) story. I hope you're all right too! Mary (Imagik)

adrienne trafford said...

really beautiful line drawing...(glad your face is on the mend heehee!!)

Alina Chau said...

beautiful!!

Detlef said...

Get well soon, I'm sure you'll draw strength from the experience. I'm liking this series very much.

Jeannette said...

cool work

Graham McArthur said...

Very nice illo, great pencil work.

studio lolo said...

Powerful post. I sure hope you recover quickly, both outside and inside.

LDahl said...

Get healed up before the black sun comes out....T
The worst sunburn I ever had, I got north of Phoenix(an accident on the river). Sounds like you are having a rough time of it!
I really love your drawings and have bookmarked your blog. How about a virtual friend or two?

neilornstein said...

I came to see what you have been up to after a long absence. I was excited to sse your new work- it was beautiful and inspiring and intimidating (I must work on my drawing). And then I read about your relocation and your misadventure with the grill. Hang in there, you will recover and keep making these marvelous drawings.
Regards, Neil

get zapped said...

Sorry to hear about your horrible experience. I love the illo, though. Nice work!

*Peruvian Princess* said...

nice composition, layout of it all!
C'est vraiment super!

Jim Pearson said...

Beautiful. Nice choice of surfaces to work on. The effect is wonderful as a drawing and a collage.