Current Gallery: black_badges (27 pieces)
This series of ink drawings reflects my desire to push the visual qualities of text, and to transform short phrases into powerful images. I view my work as a new type of graphic poetry, putting a face to everyday thoughts and emotions. Some of the drawings are silly, others serious, but each captures a brief thought that came and then went and is now alive on paper. It is capturing these thoughts that interests me. Each drawing resembles either a coat of arms or a church window (depending on the orientation) and thus reinterprets the use of this frame, outside of the usual military or religious connotations. Instead of the heroic or biblical references often seen within this frame, I've chosen to give my own voice room to breathe. I encourage you to do the same, by approaching me with your own short phrases. I love doing custom work, and am open to a variety of different approaches. My website can be reached at www.grinandgrit.com This gallery is for solid black versions of all of these drawings, though the images can also be viewed with a bevel, which gives them added depth, in my other galleries. Feel free to contact me with any questions, and enjoy!
"locusts and honey (black)"  (2009) by grinandgrit
  • grin & grit logo (black) grin & grit logo (black)
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  • I will not suffer for my art (black) I will not suffer for my art (black)
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  • grin & grit logo (black, red cheek) grin & grit logo (black, red cheek)
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  • still life (black) still life (black)
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  • blessed are the artists (black) blessed are the artists (black)
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  • fear fortune flight force woman shadows (black) fear fortune flight force woman shadows (black)
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  • circadian rhythm (black) circadian rhythm (black)
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  • baby oh! baby oh! baby oh! (black) baby oh! baby oh! baby oh! (black)
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  • if you wanna be with my daughter (black) if you wanna be with my daughter (black)
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  • he's come undone (black) he's come undone (black)
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  • going through withdrawal (black) going through withdrawal (black)
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  • you gotta get an education! (black) you gotta get an education! (black)
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  • locusts and honey (black) locusts and honey (black)
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  • tongue and cheek (black) tongue and cheek (black)
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  • lonely and gorgeous (black) lonely and gorgeous (black)
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  • memories heartbeats (black) memories heartbeats (black)
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  • watch me (black) watch me (black)
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  • amusing ourselves to death (black) amusing ourselves to death (black)
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  • I feel guilty/I want more (black) I feel guilty/I want more (black)
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  • to carry them away (black) to carry them away (black)
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  • the trumpet calls (black) the trumpet calls (black)
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  • stewards of our anxious earth (black) stewards of our anxious earth (black)
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  • when the soldier falls (black) when the soldier falls (black)
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  • a healthy fear of death (black) a healthy fear of death (black)
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  • Bittersweet (black) Bittersweet (black)
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