HILLARY RAN
HILLARY RAN

2016

collage, ink, colored pencil, ball point pen, crayon, graphite, acrylic on cotton paper

16-1/2  24-3/4"

$400

HOW NOW? WHAT NOISE IS THAT?
HOW NOW? WHAT NOISE IS THAT?

collage, ink, acrylic, crayon, graphite, ball point pen, colored pencil on cotton paper

SKY, WATER and BONE   (in honor of veda reed)
SKY, WATER and BONE (in honor of veda reed)

2016

colored pencil, ink, charcoal, graphite on cotton paper

This is in honor of my very special painting professor and friend, Veda Reed. now retired from Memphis College of Art.  She has influenced my life in many ways. The left image is her, the right one me and we float over her table-o-curiosities.

16-3/4" x 24-1/2"

$400

TEA CUP 2
TEA CUP 2

2016

charcoal, graphite, ink on cotton paper

16-1/2 x 24-3/4"

$300 

SELF PORTRAIT WITH WALT WHITMAN
SELF PORTRAIT WITH WALT WHITMAN

2016

ink, colored pencil, acrylic, graphite, ball point pen on cotton paper  $400

This drawing contains symbols, many of which I will not reveal in text.  They are secret. The graphite writing transcribed in the center is a portion of Walt Whitman's, "Song of Myself", a poem with 52 numbered sections.  Composed circa the Civil War era Whitman's poetry is just as relevant in 2016.  He is a time traveler.

THE UNKNOWABLE
THE UNKNOWABLE

1995

ink, colored pencil, acrylic, graphite, charcoal on paper

15-1/8 x 23-1/4"

$300

This is another archived work I thought worthy to bring out for the web page.  The UNKNOWABLE originates from the ancient viking rune system.  A blank stone serves as the symbol.  Years ago, I visited the Harpeth River bed, collected stones and painted runic symbols on each one. They hang in a small bag in my studio and I refer to the symbols regularly.

THE MEETING
THE MEETING

1995

ink, colored pencil, acrylic, graphite, charcoal on paper

15-1/4 x 23-1/4"

$300

1 is a stone, 2 is a phallic symbol, 3 is a skeleton, 4 is a stick.  They are meeting.

MEET ME THERE
MEET ME THERE

2012

ink, colored pencil, acrylic, graphite, ball point pen on paper

17 x 25"

$300

I was working on a show and reading about the ancient Etruscans.  They were wise and mysterious.  To tell the future they would slaughter a sheep  and lay its entrails on the ground.  They used the diagram (L) to create their prophecy.  Much as listening to the ocean from a shell,  one cannot be certain if it is  real or not.  No one knows.

JOURNAL ENTRY
JOURNAL ENTRY

n.d.

ink, colored pencil, acrylic on paper  16-3/4 x 22-3/4" $600

JOURNAL ENTRY repeats the same shape in different ways, just as we repeat the same days in different ways.

$300

SEE THE CHILDREN RUN
SEE THE CHILDREN RUN

1995

ink, colored pencil, acrylic, graphite, ball point pen on paper

17-1/8 x 23"

This is a happy drawing done when our girls were 4 and 8 years old.  Life was good.  I believe it shows.

$200

FISHBONE QUEEN
FISHBONE QUEEN

2015

ink, colored pencil, acrylic, graphite, ball point pen on paper

17 x 25"

$300

The  premise of this work is a contest between the two bones, vying for the crown.  A measuring stick supports one and a human, the other, as a crowd gathers to watch.  The bone on the right kicks at the dirt like a bull, while his opponent hopes to win without moving, like a rose.

THE GHOST IN MY ROOM
THE GHOST IN MY ROOM

2010

ink, colored pencil, graphite, charcoal on paper    15 x 24-3/4"  $500

The ghost I refer to is that of my late husband Nels Swanson.  His initials are in the lower left section.  I made his soul releasing from a stick at his death.

$400

SOUVENIRS
SOUVENIRS

2016

colored pencil, acrylic, ballpoint pen, graphite

6-1/4 x 9-1/2"

$100

SOUVENIRS is about all the baggage and worry we drag around with ourselves needlessly.

JAWBONE 3
JAWBONE 3

2016

colored pencil, acrylic, ballpoint pen, graphite on illustration board

8-3/4 x 5-3/4"

$100

The calf jawbone (minus teeth) has always struck me as a most beautiful shape to riff from-it reminds me of a dancer.  Do you see it?

TWO GHOSTS
TWO GHOSTS

2016

ink, colored pencil

9-1/2 x 6-3/4"

$50

Two souls make their way out and up as they escape earth's gravity.  The one on the (R) is my mom, represented by a golf divot.  She was a hell of a golfer.

TEA CUP
TEA CUP

2010

ink, colored pencil, graphite, oil, charcoal on paper

 16-1/2 x 22-1/2"

$300

This is all about the open shape accepting the sand dollar.  They are the main players and two of my favorite shapes.  I like the V opened stick.  When I was a little girl my grandfather could water-witch with a big one.

FAMILY THING
FAMILY THING

1994

ink, colored pencil, acrylic, charcoal on paper

15-1/8 x 25"

$300

I remember this is my husband Nels and our two little girls, but I cannot remember who is what shape.  Sometimes people embody different shapes, but not necessarily.

THAT UNRESOLVED
THAT UNRESOLVED

2016

6-1/2 x 11"

colored pencil, acrylic, ballpoint pen, graphite

$50

This concerns a prickly personal problem.  Sometimes making a drawing helps me sort things out.

HOWLING YARP
HOWLING YARP

2016

colored pencil, acrylic, ballpoint pen, graphite

5-7/8 x 9"

$50

This image depicts the moment of my mom's death. Her soul leaves her  body upper right as my sisters and I look on.  The shapes I chose infer our moods.  The title comes from Walt Whitman.

AURA
AURA

2016

colored pencil, acrylic, ballpoint pen, graphite

5-7/8 x 8-7/8"

$50

I used to have a relative who could see auras.  She told my husband he had a "tan" or "clear" one.  That was not listed on the internet.  He was in a panic and so   was I, but ever since I have been interested.

A SACRED SNOWBANK
A SACRED SNOWBANK

2016

colored pencil, acrylic, ballpoint pen, graphite on paper

6 x 9-7/8"

$50

I wanted to paint a snow drift with an aura.

SATURN'S RINGS
SATURN'S RINGS

2011

ink, colored pencil, graphite on paper 18 x 26"  

I like the dialogue between man-made and natural objects. They are, after all, quite similar.

$300

GET OUT THE MAP
GET OUT THE MAP

 

2010-2011

ink, colored pencil, graphite on paper 18 x 26" 

This is designed to be an unreadable map. One rectangle (L)  contains air duct  outlines while the one (R) is the floor plan of the Parthenon Museum gallery, where I work.

$300

TWO
TWO

n.d.

 ink, acrylic, colored pencil on paper 16-1/2 x 23'"  

This is two jawbones as mirror images of one  another, with some of my other favorite shapes gathered round.

$500 (framed in black wood with thick archival wwhite matting)

SECRETS FROM MY DIARY
SECRETS FROM MY DIARY

2012

colored pencil, acrylic,ink,graphite on paper 17 x 25" 
I had the urge to draw a kitchen spoon.  Then to accompany I wrote sentences of shapes  My late husband's initials stand in the upper left corner, "NS".

$300

CELEBRATION
CELEBRATION

2013

colored pencil, acrylic,ink,graphite on paper    17 x 24-3/4"   

These are jawbones that were once living in flesh.  What if they came alive again but in an animated fashion? That's what I imagined.

$300

77
77

2011

colored pencil, acrylic,ink,graphite on paper 16-3/4 x 24-3/4" 

The title comes from the dates included (R).  Numbers and shapes.  A fun piece.

$200

I AM ME #2
I AM ME #2

1994

ink, colored pencil, acrylic, graphite on paper

22 x 30"

Our children were 4 and 8 years old and had not been totally conformed to draw shapes so they looked like "something". That was a sad day for me.  Anyway, each girl took a border as drew and wrote on it as part of the work. 

$200

STILL-LIFE
STILL-LIFE

1993

colored pencil, ink, acrylic on paper

12-1/2 x 25-1/8"

During this early segway to more modern work I was just getting interested in pattern and repetition of shape.

$200

HILLARY RAN
HOW NOW? WHAT NOISE IS THAT?
SKY, WATER and BONE   (in honor of veda reed)
TEA CUP 2
SELF PORTRAIT WITH WALT WHITMAN
THE UNKNOWABLE
THE MEETING
MEET ME THERE
JOURNAL ENTRY
SEE THE CHILDREN RUN
FISHBONE QUEEN
THE GHOST IN MY ROOM
SOUVENIRS
JAWBONE 3
TWO GHOSTS
TEA CUP
FAMILY THING
THAT UNRESOLVED
HOWLING YARP
AURA
A SACRED SNOWBANK
SATURN'S RINGS
GET OUT THE MAP
TWO
SECRETS FROM MY DIARY
CELEBRATION
77
I AM ME #2
STILL-LIFE
HILLARY RAN

2016

collage, ink, colored pencil, ball point pen, crayon, graphite, acrylic on cotton paper

16-1/2  24-3/4"

$400

HOW NOW? WHAT NOISE IS THAT?

collage, ink, acrylic, crayon, graphite, ball point pen, colored pencil on cotton paper

SKY, WATER and BONE (in honor of veda reed)

2016

colored pencil, ink, charcoal, graphite on cotton paper

This is in honor of my very special painting professor and friend, Veda Reed. now retired from Memphis College of Art.  She has influenced my life in many ways. The left image is her, the right one me and we float over her table-o-curiosities.

16-3/4" x 24-1/2"

$400

TEA CUP 2

2016

charcoal, graphite, ink on cotton paper

16-1/2 x 24-3/4"

$300 

SELF PORTRAIT WITH WALT WHITMAN

2016

ink, colored pencil, acrylic, graphite, ball point pen on cotton paper  $400

This drawing contains symbols, many of which I will not reveal in text.  They are secret. The graphite writing transcribed in the center is a portion of Walt Whitman's, "Song of Myself", a poem with 52 numbered sections.  Composed circa the Civil War era Whitman's poetry is just as relevant in 2016.  He is a time traveler.

THE UNKNOWABLE

1995

ink, colored pencil, acrylic, graphite, charcoal on paper

15-1/8 x 23-1/4"

$300

This is another archived work I thought worthy to bring out for the web page.  The UNKNOWABLE originates from the ancient viking rune system.  A blank stone serves as the symbol.  Years ago, I visited the Harpeth River bed, collected stones and painted runic symbols on each one. They hang in a small bag in my studio and I refer to the symbols regularly.

THE MEETING

1995

ink, colored pencil, acrylic, graphite, charcoal on paper

15-1/4 x 23-1/4"

$300

1 is a stone, 2 is a phallic symbol, 3 is a skeleton, 4 is a stick.  They are meeting.

MEET ME THERE

2012

ink, colored pencil, acrylic, graphite, ball point pen on paper

17 x 25"

$300

I was working on a show and reading about the ancient Etruscans.  They were wise and mysterious.  To tell the future they would slaughter a sheep  and lay its entrails on the ground.  They used the diagram (L) to create their prophecy.  Much as listening to the ocean from a shell,  one cannot be certain if it is  real or not.  No one knows.

JOURNAL ENTRY

n.d.

ink, colored pencil, acrylic on paper  16-3/4 x 22-3/4" $600

JOURNAL ENTRY repeats the same shape in different ways, just as we repeat the same days in different ways.

$300

SEE THE CHILDREN RUN

1995

ink, colored pencil, acrylic, graphite, ball point pen on paper

17-1/8 x 23"

This is a happy drawing done when our girls were 4 and 8 years old.  Life was good.  I believe it shows.

$200

FISHBONE QUEEN

2015

ink, colored pencil, acrylic, graphite, ball point pen on paper

17 x 25"

$300

The  premise of this work is a contest between the two bones, vying for the crown.  A measuring stick supports one and a human, the other, as a crowd gathers to watch.  The bone on the right kicks at the dirt like a bull, while his opponent hopes to win without moving, like a rose.

THE GHOST IN MY ROOM

2010

ink, colored pencil, graphite, charcoal on paper    15 x 24-3/4"  $500

The ghost I refer to is that of my late husband Nels Swanson.  His initials are in the lower left section.  I made his soul releasing from a stick at his death.

$400

SOUVENIRS

2016

colored pencil, acrylic, ballpoint pen, graphite

6-1/4 x 9-1/2"

$100

SOUVENIRS is about all the baggage and worry we drag around with ourselves needlessly.

JAWBONE 3

2016

colored pencil, acrylic, ballpoint pen, graphite on illustration board

8-3/4 x 5-3/4"

$100

The calf jawbone (minus teeth) has always struck me as a most beautiful shape to riff from-it reminds me of a dancer.  Do you see it?

TWO GHOSTS

2016

ink, colored pencil

9-1/2 x 6-3/4"

$50

Two souls make their way out and up as they escape earth's gravity.  The one on the (R) is my mom, represented by a golf divot.  She was a hell of a golfer.

TEA CUP

2010

ink, colored pencil, graphite, oil, charcoal on paper

 16-1/2 x 22-1/2"

$300

This is all about the open shape accepting the sand dollar.  They are the main players and two of my favorite shapes.  I like the V opened stick.  When I was a little girl my grandfather could water-witch with a big one.

FAMILY THING

1994

ink, colored pencil, acrylic, charcoal on paper

15-1/8 x 25"

$300

I remember this is my husband Nels and our two little girls, but I cannot remember who is what shape.  Sometimes people embody different shapes, but not necessarily.

THAT UNRESOLVED

2016

6-1/2 x 11"

colored pencil, acrylic, ballpoint pen, graphite

$50

This concerns a prickly personal problem.  Sometimes making a drawing helps me sort things out.

HOWLING YARP

2016

colored pencil, acrylic, ballpoint pen, graphite

5-7/8 x 9"

$50

This image depicts the moment of my mom's death. Her soul leaves her  body upper right as my sisters and I look on.  The shapes I chose infer our moods.  The title comes from Walt Whitman.

AURA

2016

colored pencil, acrylic, ballpoint pen, graphite

5-7/8 x 8-7/8"

$50

I used to have a relative who could see auras.  She told my husband he had a "tan" or "clear" one.  That was not listed on the internet.  He was in a panic and so   was I, but ever since I have been interested.

A SACRED SNOWBANK

2016

colored pencil, acrylic, ballpoint pen, graphite on paper

6 x 9-7/8"

$50

I wanted to paint a snow drift with an aura.

SATURN'S RINGS

2011

ink, colored pencil, graphite on paper 18 x 26"  

I like the dialogue between man-made and natural objects. They are, after all, quite similar.

$300

GET OUT THE MAP

 

2010-2011

ink, colored pencil, graphite on paper 18 x 26" 

This is designed to be an unreadable map. One rectangle (L)  contains air duct  outlines while the one (R) is the floor plan of the Parthenon Museum gallery, where I work.

$300

TWO

n.d.

 ink, acrylic, colored pencil on paper 16-1/2 x 23'"  

This is two jawbones as mirror images of one  another, with some of my other favorite shapes gathered round.

$500 (framed in black wood with thick archival wwhite matting)

SECRETS FROM MY DIARY

2012

colored pencil, acrylic,ink,graphite on paper 17 x 25" 
I had the urge to draw a kitchen spoon.  Then to accompany I wrote sentences of shapes  My late husband's initials stand in the upper left corner, "NS".

$300

CELEBRATION

2013

colored pencil, acrylic,ink,graphite on paper    17 x 24-3/4"   

These are jawbones that were once living in flesh.  What if they came alive again but in an animated fashion? That's what I imagined.

$300

77

2011

colored pencil, acrylic,ink,graphite on paper 16-3/4 x 24-3/4" 

The title comes from the dates included (R).  Numbers and shapes.  A fun piece.

$200

I AM ME #2

1994

ink, colored pencil, acrylic, graphite on paper

22 x 30"

Our children were 4 and 8 years old and had not been totally conformed to draw shapes so they looked like "something". That was a sad day for me.  Anyway, each girl took a border as drew and wrote on it as part of the work. 

$200

STILL-LIFE

1993

colored pencil, ink, acrylic on paper

12-1/2 x 25-1/8"

During this early segway to more modern work I was just getting interested in pattern and repetition of shape.

$200

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