Monday, October 4, 2010

The Micro/Macro of a Drawing

This incredible drawing is the work of
the greatest self-taught artist I've ever met.


  1. That is REALLY cool. Thanks for sharing, and great blog!

  2. Thanks, David and Dale! I saw Rodney's drawing the first day of a two-day art festival and it made such a great impression on me that I had a hard time going to sleep that night! I bought it the next day.

  3. What an interesting and original technique.

    Your sequential magnifications effectively communicate the way the work is "read" at different distances. I've always wanted to do something similar with a fragment of a letter from my grandmother or from a document that is important to me, such as a love letter. As a child I had a Magnajector, an electric apparatus that would magnify images on the wall so they could be enlarged and traced (much faster than the classic technique of using enlarged grid paper).

    Your post has inspired me to do a similar project.

    How large is your drawing? Wouldn't it be fun to have a portrait done by Rodney Jones?

  4. Thanks, Terry! Rodney Jones' drawing measures 22" x 11". I've lost touch with the artist, but it would indeed be fun to have a portrait executed in his style. I imagine the result would rival a portrait by Chuck Close.