February 05, 2009
Illustrations in "Ping Pong"
I am pleased to announce that a group of new drawings were chosen for publication in the upcoming edition of "Ping Pong," the literary and arts journal of the Henry Miller Memorial Library. The drawings chosen were based on my interest in the mythology of Henry Miller, the revolutionary 20th century author who settled in Big Sur during the 1930's, and wrote much of his greatest work there. Henry Miller's decision to forgo the modern conveniences available to city dwellers while still retaining a life of intellectual engagement and ambitious artistic pursuit is one shared by many of Big Sur's residents to this day. In this series of drawings I tried to hone in on the physical ephemera that would surround such a person. I drew the scenes without visual reference, but used my memory of Henry Miller's writing, especially in "Big Sur, and the Oranges of Heironymous Bosch," as a guide. For more information, visit www.henrymiller.org/ping_pong.html.