“Divine Mercy” is a pen a ink drawing done with a good old fashioned fine liner sharpie, well two of them, on a 12×18 piece of 300 lb watercolor paper.
The inspiration and original planning for this image stemmed from some digital based art practice where I was playing with shadows from fire. That practice drawing never got finished.
Then in recent history, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe V Wade and my home state (Indiana) really stretched to become the Capital of Gilead by being first to enact (as a new law-not a trigger law) a near total ban on abortion.
So I ended up putting ink to paper to call ducks, ducks.
This is a drawing I did a couple years ago with brush pens and fine points.
The title “Early String Theory” is a play on the modern movement in physics with the much older theory that three seamstress goddesses controlled the fate of man.
For those not familiar with these ladies, they are Clotho (“spinner”), Lachesis (“allotter”) and Atropos (“the unturnable”) and collectively they are known as the Three Fates (aka the Moirai). Clotho spinning your life, Lachesis measuring it, and Atropos cutting it off.
As I began my walk through at work today, I noticed more feathers than normal.
I thought, “Man those look like one of the pigeons got hit or something.”
“Or looking at the blood, maybe a hawk got them.”
As I turn to the right I wonder, “Is it still hanging out?”
As the Hawk turns to announce that yes, she is.
I see those feathers, and OH! I may have missed the Hawk committing the murder, but I did find some incriminating evidence. Once again an animal looks at me like, “ARE YOU REALLY TAKING MY PIC WHILE I AM EATING?”
And while I was getting the last shot to confirm species… that Murder Hawk shook its tail feathers some.