drawings: “River Silhouettes”


Rivers, 2014
pen and paper

The original idea for these image came to me as I was thinking of a tattoo I might like to get to commemorate my time in the Hudson Valley. After I made the first drawing of the Hudson’s silhouette, I was taken with its simple beauty. Each river’s single line, freed from geographic and political context, becomes a more natural expression of its essence. It is simultaneously a gap, a geometric expression, a letter, a signature, a statement of identity, a scar. The more you watch the river silhouettes, the more you see.

Prints of these drawings on A4 sized paper as well as organic cotton handkerchiefs are available in my online store, Cry Me A River.