The Reading Drawing Series

attempts to understand descriptive texts by drawing the objects, formations or situations described in the texts.  Basalt Pillows on Cavair is a drawing of a geological description in John McPhee’s Assembling California. The Eumenes and Odyneri drawings began the series. They were made during the research for the mason wasp sculptures in which I read Henri Fabre’s The Mason Wasps, which curiously doesn’t contain Fabre’s usual illustrations.