Porch Bugs 2011

For several years I have been making small drawings, working in the evening when I’m too tired for more physical work. At first my collection of Mexican folk art provided inspiration for these drawings. Scanning my house for a more natural subject matter, I settled on the dead bugs I found in windowsills and on my screened porch. I draw from life using a variety of magnifying glasses and build up layers of very vigorous marks until the forms emerges.