Watercolor, charcoal and graphite, 11″ x 14″, 1990

My freest imaginings erupt in early morning silence—absent cars, barking dogs, machines and the 60-cycle electric hum—with clear, blank paper, a box of inks, water colors, pens, brushes and pencils.

The images appear as from a dense fog—imagination squinting to make out interruptions in a gray field.