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I've lived a rather nomadic lifestyle and although I now consider the Desert Southwest my home, the wandering days are not over; drawing helps me explore the world. My media is pen and ink. To me, it's all about detail and process. Drawing helps me to understand the human condition, to impose my own sort of order on chaos. Although I am not personally religious, I'm interested in religious and cultural beliefs, customs, rituals, artifacts, icons, symbols, architecture, and the ways in which religion and culture affect each other. I'm drawn to the odd, the quirky, the esoteric; to the grace and flow of textiles and garments on the human form; to the emotional and psychic elements of the human condition, as well as to the physical. My formal training is in technical drawing which, when it isn't an overt element, is a heavy influence in my work.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Woman with Camel

Woman with Camel
India Ink
7 x 5.5 in (18 x 14 cms)
Catherine L. Mommsen

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Entwined: The Mommsen Girls

Entwined: The Mommsen Girls
9 x 12 in. (23 x 31 cm)
India Ink on smooth bristol
Catherine L. Mommsen

Modeled, with permission, on Rosanne Phelan's painting, Girls.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009