Dear Lawrence Drawings

“Dear Lawrence” in honor and in memory of Lawrence Carroll, my mentor, who showed me the way when I was just starting out in the late eighties. They relate to teaching, time, passing the torch of creativity, earth, water, and flora. Flowers appeared in the work of Lawrence Carroll often. Some of his paintings, which were recently exhibited, resemble growing plants or "Growing Paintings". I work on these drawings only in the upstate NY studio. This is where Lawrence moved before he passed. These are the flowers Lawrence would have seen spanning the seasons. The brown color on each drawing is clay residue left over by my students when working on their clay pottery assignment. All drawings are coated with wax, the medium that Lawrence worked with.