As part of the process of removing my thousand or so Breyers from my parents’ attic, I also came upon other blasts from the past. Namely, the art that I produced in high school.
Before sadly tossing most of it in the garbage (because who doesn’t want an anxty goat man over their mantel?) I went ahead and documented some of my favorites. Art for me at the time was just as much a part of me as horses. I was the kid who constantly had a sketchbook with her, doodling throughout class.
I was inspired by energy and had a sharp sense of humor. I’d often put easter eggs in my work, like the chimp in the (rather beaten and warped) piece below. Sometimes it was sarcastic, sometimes it was a little dark, but a lot of time my art was just plain whimsy.
Some of my artwork was pensive stuff like the above, because what else does a horse-crazy teenager draw?
Other work I found was purely abstract, and more about trying new techniques than anything else. But as I was pawing through the masses of art, a couple stood out to me that were worth taking half-shadowy photos of before putting in the dump pile.
Sometimes I get quite sad about how long it’s been since I’ve drawn anything (over 5 years), but then again having a creative career means that at the end of the day I just want to horse and go to bed. And I have my photography as a creative outlet.
But still, it sure was nice reliving each piece of work again, just for a short while.
Trash can? Noooo! I think these are great 🙂 S is for Salmon…my fave.
Oh my god! You really threw those away?! WHY? 😦
I kept the blue watercolor horse and 2 others.. but honestly just not enough storage and they were getting fairly destroyed as it was
Going through old art is such a trip!
Such fun stuff! I totally feel you. When I worked in design I had NO desire to do anything with art at the end of the day. Now, I’m so excited to get to create or hit up museums, or explore more off-kilter art. I find appreciate it so much more. 🙂
These are so neat! It makes me sad to think of these in a trash can where they’ll never be seen again, but unless you’re planning to hang them in your house or sell them or something, I suppose it does make sense.