Black Swan Editions Visionary Art Book
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How Do We Grow Into Ourselves?

visionary art book pencil drawing of an aging womandetail from TOYS No. 2, graphite drawing

The tragedy of age is that we grow into the skin we wear out. We don't have a choice but to earn every wrinkle our fading durability offers. This is my Great Grandmother Agnes, perhaps the finest pencil drawing I will ever do. Even though it is a small detail of a larger piece it shows the map of her life. I tried to honor every river and hill of her face. To me this was a devotional drawing, but then all real drawings are.

 

 



Detail from drawing "TOYS No. 2", page 116
from awardmwinning visionary art book ILLUMINATIONS The Geography of the Imagination
by Steven Edwin Counsell, Artist/Author
published by Black Swan Editions in Santa Fe NM

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