I’ve given some more time to thinking about what I mean by modern archetypes.
Those of you familiar with Jung are familiar with the ideas of archetypes, characters and things that are buried deeply in our collective unconscious. These we all have in common, because of the common evolution of our brains.
They show up in things like fairy tales, and other folk fiction. The images are still with us, and crop up from time to time in the present day…such things as superheroes.
I’ve often wondered why I’ve been so drawn to certain images to draw, and also, what makes people commonly prefer one of my pictures to another. The only thing is that the image resonates with something in the subconscious, like an archetype. And since my work is all modern day imagery, it’s updated archetypes.
I post here the latest, my finished version of “Guardians”. A garden, a paradise, with sentries at the gate is a common theme in various myths. Here it is updated, with a scene that so intrigued me in my own neighborhood. It’s 16×20 colored pencil, on rag paper, and soon will be available for purchase on my website, RoxanneBaldwin.com.

"Guardians"
Guardians

I spent a lot of time on my website today, to make it more user friendly. I guess people didn’t realize that if they clicked on the small thumbnails,a larger version of the picture would come up with a bit of a description. I added a caption to that statement. I also installed Paypal buttons, and lowered the price on my smaller work…all $20.00 or under. Soon I will post a video, I hope. Anyway, progress is being made.

Of course, you can always visit it at roxannebaldwin.com.

I’m working on a finished version of this sketch. It’s called “Guardians”. Slow going on the final, though.

I keep thinking in terms of what draws me to draw something. All I can think of is that my subconcious responds to modern archetypes. Surely, the images of the collective unconcious still speak to us. Perhaps as we’ve become civiilzed, more have come into our brains. I’m going to try to do my work with that idea at the back of my mind."Cherubs"

I have a few small works in the CCCP gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

The gallery is a small storefront, but looks are deceiving, there’s some good work by emerging artists. John A. Holt is the owner and curator, he’s doing this on his own dime . The work there is all under $300, to give a chance for beginning collectors a choice… of affordable art. It’s a small space, with a big heart.See More
http://jahartny.tripod.com/cccp/

Art Show

Once again, I will be participating in Greenpoint Gallery’s Salon show in Brooklyn. The address is 390 McGuiness Avenue in Greenpoint. The day is Friday, March 11, from 8pm to 2am. Hope to see you there!

Embracing my Inner Cat

Here is my latest, “Embracing My Inner Cat”. My life is full of cats, my own cat, the cats I sit, and the strays in my neighborhood. Cats in my dreams, too.
I think domestic animals like cats and dogs are symbolic of the nurturing we all need. Something we need to take care of…ourselves.