Arthritis and Silver-Haired Selfie
Being a Boomer, I never intended to have arthritis and silver hair. No, those things just weren't in my agenda. But, here we are. This piece is based on a photo I took of myself in the mirror. The phone serves as a mask, shielding my face from the prying eyes of the world. Sometimes I can be very outgoing. Sometimes, I need that space. Drawn freehand on my iPad Pro, Apple Pencil between my fingers. No image load involved. The app used: Sketch Club. About two hours of work total.
The cell phone, meant to be a means of communication, has also become a device of disconnection. Lately I've become interested in how the phone shields the face, if only partially. Go out to eat, and you almost always will see a group of people, a family, where each person is on a mobile device. Sometimes even toddlers will be occupied with an iPad. A friend who works in Special Education at an elementary told me a few years ago that they are seeing more and more children arriving in Kindergarten with delay in both expressive and receptive language skills. She blames the mobile devices, and the research seems to back her up.
Here are four recent works. These pieces were all drawn on my iPad Pro, Apple Pencil in hand, no image loads, using the Sketch Club app for IOS.
Unafraid Lavender Nail Polish