Behind Gull Rock, 2005
pencil on paper, 8" x 8"
Sometimes you just need to turn away from the thing that has drawn your attention and look at what's behind you. I was out early one morning sitting on Gull Rock on Monhegan Island when I did just that. After watching waves breaking and a bright sunrise I turned around and saw all of the patterns in the rocks on the hillside. Lines and repeated forms were everywhere and I sat there another hour sketching with my back to the ocean.