new Sophia drawing: “Vulnerable”

I saw this image as I was contemplating Sophia. I wanted to show her vulnerability more graphically. I thought immediately of the baby seal... one of the most vulnerable animals on the planet. As I wrote on facebook last night: just because you are vulnerable doesn't mean you should be slaughtered. I appreciate the discussion that ensued. I admit I don't understand women. But I try. There's something very vulnerable about Sophia, symbolized by her nudity and exposure. But there is also … [Read more...]

new Sophia drawing “Escape”

Sophia makes her escape. While her male captures are playing games she uses their distraction and the darkness of night to slip through a hole she's found under the straw in her cell. I had this image in a dream many years ago. I knew then it was powerfully important so I sketched it out. Finally I drew the finished product. I know the Sophia series means a great deal to so many women. But it is important for me because Sophia symbolizes my own soul and its journey towards freedom and … [Read more...]

new Sophia drawing “primal”

Sophia is finally getting in touch with her primal self. In fact, she is discovering that her most primal self is her truest self. She's beginning to receive nourishment from that which she was taught to deny her entire life. The confidence and courage that arises from this, wrapped in her apparent vulnerability, is appealing to her. She won't be taken again. Graphite pencil and pen and ink on Arches cotton rag paper, measuring 8"x10" (20cm x 25cm). Own the original drawing. … [Read more...]

new Sophia drawing “LEAP”

Our young courageous Sophia continues her journey towards her independence and wisdom. She's taken the leap. All she has is a rope connected to Something above. Her desperation, her tenacity, her wildness... these are all interpreted by some as her being irrational. But she understands that sometimes drastic times require drastic measures. It's all or nothing. This is drawn with pen and ink and graphite pencil on Arches 300lb. hotpress acid-free rag, measuring 8"x10" (20cm x 25cm).  Buy the … [Read more...]

new Sophia drawing: “Suspended”

I'm quite attached to Sophia, as I know many of you also are. She surely represents my soul. She is courageous, vulnerable and independent. She continues on her journey to learn how to be true to herself before she can commit again. She is wonderful. I admire her. Especially her tenacity. But she also needs to sleep: It is drawn with pen and ink, watercolor and graphite pencil on Arches 300 lb hotpress acid free paper, measuring 8"x10" (20cm x 25cm) Buy a print of this drawing. Buy the … [Read more...]

new Sophia piece “Blast”

I've been working on this emotive watercolor piece. It took me months to figure out how to complete it. So I finished it this morning. Our young woman Sophia has found herself caught in a winter blast. Just another discomfort on her way to her spiritual independence. Her inner fire will sustain her: It is done with pen and ink and watercolor on Arches acid-free watercolor paper, and measures approximately 14"x21" (36cm x 54cm). (I've decided I'm not finished with it yet. Stay tuned!) … [Read more...]

new Sophia drawing “Agreement”

Sophia, our courageous young woman, continues her journey towards her independence and wisdom. Here, she has made an agreement with all things wild. The mountain lion rests in his tree, and Sophia in hers. This isn't quite "the lion will lie down with the lamb", but it is close enough for now. For today only I'm giving 30% off of the print of this image. Go to the link below and type "agreement" in the coupon code box: Buy a print. Own the original. … [Read more...]

new Sophia drawing “Conquer”

This is my latest in my series of Sophia drawings... the story of a courageous young woman's journey towards her independence and wisdom. The shark is one of Sophia's deepest fears. It's so deep she doesn't understand it. So she's decided to go after it with a lasso. I have no idea what she's going to do with it once she catches it. But she intends to conquer her fear. Buy the original drawing. Buy a fine art print of this drawing. … [Read more...]

new Sophia drawing “Bridge”

I completed this one this weekend. It is done with pen and ink and graphite pencil on Arches 140 lb. hotpress acid free cotton rag, 6"x6" (15cm x 15cm). Sophia continues her journey. It's been said that we shouldn't burn our bridges. But in this case she knew it was absolutely necessary to make a brutal and clean break with those who would bind her. Even if their intentions were sincere and good, they were like bonds to her. She simply had to separate herself from it all. She must move on. The … [Read more...]

new Sophia drawing “Hollow”

Ah... our young woman Sophia continues her journey toward her independence and wisdom. Here she has found a place to hide in the night. An ancient hollow tree. She has been awakened by the stirring of crows in the distance. What could this mean? There is something about Sophia that is at once unsettling and beautiful. She seems vulnerable and I want to protect her. But she also seems strong and insists on finding her own way. Her whole life has been prescribed and dictated. She must find her … [Read more...]