Under the Wave off Kanagawa, also known as the Great Wave, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji by Katsushika Hokusai 

and

a pile of grass clippings in my backyard.

““From the age of 6 I had a mania for drawing the shapes of things. When I was 50 I had published a universe of designs. But all I have done before the the age of 70 is not worth bothering with. At 75 I’ll have learned something of the pattern of nature, of animals, of plants, of trees, birds, fish and insects. When I am 80 you will see real progress. At 90 I shall have cut my way deeply into the mystery of life itself. At 100, I shall be a marvelous artist. At 110, everything I create; a dot, a line, will jump to life as never before. To all of you who are going to live as long as I do, I promise to keep my word. I am writing this in my old age. I used to call myself Hokusai, but today I sign my self ‘The Old Man Mad About Drawing.” - Hokusai”

Dancers Briana Albright and William F Matthews, accompanied by jazz sax player and flamenco guitarist Andrew Wleklinski, performed last night at the Spinning Plate Gallery in Pittsburgh, while my drawings watched from the walls.

it’s true, y’know.
Marc Snyder, charcoal on BFK Rives.
Eight drawings from the Existential Theater series.   Marc Snyder, charcoal on BFK Rives.
Eight drawings from the Existential Theater series.   Marc Snyder, charcoal on BFK Rives.
Eight drawings from the Existential Theater series.   Marc Snyder, charcoal on BFK Rives.
Eight drawings from the Existential Theater series.   Marc Snyder, charcoal on BFK Rives.
Eight drawings from the Existential Theater series.   Marc Snyder, charcoal on BFK Rives.
Eight drawings from the Existential Theater series.   Marc Snyder, charcoal on BFK Rives.
Eight drawings from the Existential Theater series.   Marc Snyder, charcoal on BFK Rives.
Eight drawings from the Existential Theater series.  

Marc Snyder, charcoal on BFK Rives.

Eight drawings from the Existential Theater series.  

two beats, a sketchbook scrap

Katheryn of Berain, “The Mother of Wales”, got a new iphone

cardenioredacted:

Dress Rehearsal

the tiny theater is 11” tall, 15” wide, and 10” deep.

the proscenium, set, floorboards, and actors are linocut.

Marc Snyder, 2014

I’ve been noodling around with these elements for months now.  Here’s a “finished” version.  All the structural bits are archival black foamcore.