When I started blogging my drawings I was working in small bound books (Moleskines), one drawing a day: bound drawings that somehow maintained a daily narrative, inseparable from their collective physical context. As time went on, the drawings became more complex and more enmeshed in an on-going thought process. They start one day and finish whenever they finish and I work in several sketchbooks at the same time, of various sizes. And the pages are now removable.
I work with internal (anatomy, a continuing fascination) and external (flux of experience and environment). And, over the last 10 years I’ve been experimenting with in-image captions, more and more in Spanish.
(Drawings are pencil, ink, watercolor, whatever on paper: various sketchbooks, going one book to the next. And the pages are now removable. All art copyright Sharon Frost, email@example.com, sharonfrost.net).
Stephen sacando fotos en una camisa escocesa. (On the train to NYC. Stephen taking photos in a plaid shirt.) 8 x 12 in double page spread; watercolor, ink, whatever, in Stillman & Birn epsilon. #trains #adirondack #plaid #photography
La siesta de los gatos en cojines del gato. (The cats don't speak Spanish. The catnap is on cat cushions.) 8 x 12 in double page spread; watercolor, ink, whatever, on Stillman & Birn epsilon. #catCafeMontreal #cats #montreal #travel #urbansketchers
Ambos pies en el suelo. (Watching Barcelona in Brooklyn, both feet on the ground.) 8 1/3 x 10 in double page spread; watercolor, ink, whatever, on Moleskine cahier #feet #anatomy #brooklyn #barcelona #soccer
Son las 6:30 de la mañana. (From Brooklyn to Manhattan on the F train. The book. It's 6:30 in the morning.) 5 1/2 x 11 in double page spread; watercolor, ink, whatever, on Global Art Materials Handbook. #subways #fTrain #reading #brooklyn #passengers
de nuestro edificio. Toda tipo de cosas se queda allí para quienquería que desee. Pero esto es la primera vez que he visto esposas allI. (We have an exchange en the laundryroom of our building. All types of things are left there for whomever might want them. But this is the first time I've seen handcuffs there.) 8 1/4 x 10 in. double page spread; watercolor, ink, whatever, on Moleskine cahier. #brooklyn #handcuffs #laundryRooms
La Última clase de español del semestre de invierno. (The last Spanish class of the winter term.) 5 1/2 x 11 in. double page spread; watercolor, ink, whatever, on Global Art Materials Handbook. #ftrain #subways #brooklyn #idlewild #spanish