Wednesday, 19 September 2012
'Glass Half-Full/Glass Half-Empty' - Bio Auto Graphic Number 22
It roots around in the broad cliché territory that some people trot out; 'some people see Life as a glass half-full, some people. . .' etc.
Those who know me – though I'd suggest not too well – see me as a dour Northerner who subscribes to the 'half-empty' outlook.
I can see why, but of course things aren't that simple.
One life, fifty years, ten pages (between covers); signposts, turning points, hills climbed, descents negotiated.
A reasonably complicated task, which essentially boils down to a decade per double-spread.
My usual modus operandi kicked in with some stimulating breaks from creating the 'Enemy Map' (see recent posts) during August's dog days, tearing through the pages of a nice new Moleskin sketchbook. Here – beginning with the first doodle of the cover composition – and in a few other posts, are fragments that remain therein – whispers of things that made it to final artwork (or that didn't).
The edition is dedicated to my two fellow travellers:
Michael Ian Cumming
Andrew John Altmann.
150 years between us, by God.