Drawing Innards Dreamt with Azure
Innards: (plural noun) the internal workings of a device or machine. 1. the pig's innards: entrails, internal organs, viscera, intestines, bowels, guts; informal insides. 2. the innards of the engine: (inner) workings, mechanism, machinery, components, parts.
The night of January 25, 2021, after drawing a chiaroscuro still life study, Objects Concentrating On Volume & Space, Allen dreamt that he was drifting inside his drawing. He was infinitesimally unmoored between thick smooth geometric slate tiles of mark-making that stretched to the horizons and floated through a hole to find another level of lines and tones reaching into infinity. Read more…

This artwork is a sister to Still, Life Without You–19.

"Drifting, dreaming
In an azure mood"

Gallery installation explained below:

FLIGHT PATH
(illustrating the path of the video)
LEVEL 1

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 3

LEVEL 4


Tiles below (with check marks) were used for digital charcoal rubbings of the dream levels: This completes Project 120 in the book Mendelowitz's Guide To Drawing, 3rd Edition, using digital charcoal. The two dreamscape levels integrate rubbings of tile surfaces taken from a selection of digital photos. Color frames were inspired by the song, Azure, sung by Ella Fitzgerald on her album Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook
My pedagogy of drawing is a practicum of correct observation. I find the truth of a drawing exists between its shadows and lights.
Allen Gregg Fox Galante

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