I just found lost archives of pics! I'm guessing these are from 1998. This is proof to my students that I too have used graphite as much as I try to wean them off the stuff. The other drawings are obviously not graphite. All of these drawings are on massive paper at least three and a half to four feet tall. These are some of the first drawings I did after going off to graduate school. I wasn't around my peers that thought I should be lady like. No one was threatening to send me to charm school. This is nature. Why not draw it? Why should girls hold back? Sh-- happens. Why can't we talk about it? Who decides what is improper? Art is a way to discuss much of this but as an adult, unfortunately I understand what mom was saying. There is a time and place to choose your audience. Oh yeah, I just had a birthday. I'm fo-tee-fi. I just realized the other day that I'm about to celebrate my 20th year anniversary from graduating from WSU. Thanks WSU professors for not filtering or hindering me. Y'all never seemed judgmental when I was proposing odd ball stuff like evolving these animal observations into a narrative about dogs in outer space.
Author: Carolyn Ford
Artist, world traveler, yarn spinner, and lover of random things.