So, I've decided not to post online anymore the pages of Ruins as I make them (actually, I came to this decision a while ago, I'm just fessing up to it now), especially since once they're made they'll require some serious resequencing plus other editorial work... I just don't think the work as I'm intending it can be properly experienced in the piecemeal fashion in which I'm posting pages. So you'll just have to see it in its completed form (and on paper), a year or two from now.
This does leave me with a certain gap in material to post here, though... Fortunately, the work that Troy Lloyd has been recently posting on his blog has made me go digging through my basement for some old drawings, some of the earliest ones in which I began playing with inkblots, etc. Here are some of them, in roughly chronological order (and do keep in mind I was about 22 to 24 when making them):
And here is one done in September 1991 in collaboration with my friend Eva Struhal (I know the exact date because it's the only one signed and dated). I think she contributed some of the more landscape-y, as well as figurative, elements:
These are all 18" x 24", Sumi-e ink on paper. More to come later.