Thursday, June 18, 2009

"You shall become a part of your wild moon!"

If you picked up my tiny giveaway at MoCCA, this was titled differently, but that line from the new Fletcher Hanks book is too perfect not to use.

This was one of the pieces I began, but never finished, for 24 x 24. So I decided to finally finish it.

In case you missed it, in a recent interview (toward the end), I discussed the process I used to make the pages for 24 x 24. In this new spirit of openness, here is the original source drawing for "Wild Moon":

Drawn in the spring of 1987, when I was 19. Charcoal on paper, about 5 ft x 4 ft. Since I began working on "Wild Moon" in 2007, and only completed it a few weeks ago, this must be the longest-gestating piece I've ever made.

Admittedly, in this case I violated my own self-imposed rules (as stated in the interview) by keeping the central hexagon more or less together.

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