Name Drawing: Sophia - Pen and Ink: 10.1" x 5.2" Completed 4.20.2010



Now that I've finished the massive Life #3 drawing, I wanted to begin to start making smaller triptychs - and I thought it would be interesting to start with a Name drawing.  Much like the Life drawings the drawing is really about a single word and the details that make up what that word means - it's just that with the Name drawings (this is my first) the drawing is more about an individual person, not a collective whole. 

You can see that the drawings are mounted with a slight rhombus shape to them: that's because each individual piece of paper has that slight shape to it: they're not perfectly square.  Also as with Life #3, the drawings were joined during the drawing process and cut apart after the drawing was done.  Here's what the drawing looked like before being cut and mounted:


















The Greek text that runs across the top of the drawing is I Corinthians 13:12:
"For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known."

The Greek text running across the lower center of the drawing is Romans 8:26:
"Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words."

The Hebrew text in the top right is Job 12:13:
"With God are wisdom and might; he has counsel and understanding."

The Hebrew text in the bottom right is Proverbs 9:10:
"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight."

3 comments:

  1. This is awesome! I love the "splashes" of blue in the midst of all the black and white.

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