I drew many landscapes back then too and did many outdoor sketches which I later reworked at home – with my imagination reinventing the colors to suit the mood.
Included here is a sketch of a country road at Mizieb. The other landscape is a strange one, almost an abstract really and one I recall I was inordinately proud of at the time too! It is entitled Bloody Landscape and the inspiration here is very likely T.S.Eliot’s strange poem The Wasteland – a work whose mood and language I have always been fascinated with but never quite understood anyway.
The last drawing here is a Mother and Child from 1985. I have done numerous drawings on this theme (in cartoon form too) and this is one of my favorites, probably because of its strong lines but also the “accidental” nature of the drawing. Some wax was definitely used in this one. I think there are strong thematic influences here from Henry Moore and Munch – both of whose works I strongly admired back then.