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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, July 27, 2009


Pen and ink, graphite
5 x 5 in (12.5 x 12.5 cm)
Catherine L. Mommsen


  1. how beautiful is she... looks like one of those wonderful costume drawings for theater.... great..xx :o) Mariann

  2. Lovely...graceful. I'm enjoying your work so much!


  3. This is wonderful. Your blog is laid out very well. Your images are so creative and well done. I'll be back. Keep at it.