in ref. to things – of thin consistency
in ref. to craftsmen – skilled, clever
From O.Fr. soutil, from L. subtilis – fine, thin, delicate, finely woven
from sub under + -tilis from tela web
texere to weave
I like the desaturated photograph below. It comes alive in a different way, for me. I have documented most everything in both color and black and white for this new series.
The work represents the posterior view of a female torso. I’ve completed a male posterior already. I use a model (the person who commissioned the work) for the initial layout. It’s a 36″ x 25″, casein and graphite painting, on a fine sheet of cream Arches paper. I’ve been working on it for about 3 weeks.
The moment of change is the only poem. – Adrienne Rich