DescriptionThis is one of my wreckage compositions. It began as a new interpretation of forms from earlier drawings. The original work is a colored pencil drawing. Colored pencil is a challenging material. Applying the color can be laborious, but the pencils offer both the immediacy and mark-making character of ordinary pencil drawing. When I made this, I had been exploring notions of finish in a drawing. Artists may leave portions of a work unfinished to reveal process or to place emphasis on particular elements in the work.The French artist Henri Toulouse-Lautrec frequently used this idea in his paintings of cabaret dancers, but I compare his work to the highly refined, beautifully drawn prints of Alphonse Mucha. The contrast defined my approach to the drawing.