waking up to wonder


Frederick Franck: Apple Tree


Drawing is the discipline by which I constantly discover the world.

This apple tree is not the first one I draw, but perhaps the thousandth.  I feel the sap rise to its spreading branches.  I feel in my toes how its roots grip the earth.

We do a lot of looking: we look through lenses, telescopes, television tubes…
Our looking is perfected every day, but we see less and less.

While drawing grasses I learn nothing “about” grass, but wake up to the wonder that there is grass at all.

– Frederick Franck


homage to frederick franck

the leaf’s budding and dying are my own!

seeing/drawing as meditation

the Face of faces

the 10 commandments (guidelines for the creative life)

frederick franck at the artisans’ gallery

what is essential is invisible to the eye


Luke Elwes: Locus

Luke Elwes, Locus


… the distance between self and other, inside and outside, is hard to fix with any certainty and stability.

Whether a reflective re-acquaintance with familiar ground or an instinctive response to some unexpected stimulus (a shell, butterfly, blossom), [the drawings/paintings] are about the significance of looking, remaining alive to the transience and mutability of that act of perception.

They travel not so much widely as deeply, absorbing and probing the natural flow of phenomena and the passage of time.

From the lines, marks and washes emerges a landscape where much of ‘what is essential is invisible to the eye.’

– Luke Elwes



luke elwes at the artisans’ gallery