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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.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ulan Aljier

Ulan Aljier, originally uploaded by Doeki.
Ulan Aljier
Best in Show, Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts, April 2012
Ink on 100% cotton rag
7" x 10"
Catherine L. Mommsen

Permissioned Source Photographer: Roberta Pallazo, Flickr ID: Essenz_a

Rotring 0.13 Rapidograph


  1. I hope the translation is 'Old Algiers', because that's all I can think of. I simply want to jump into the middle, land on one of the exquisite old streets and walk and walk and walk. You've certainly captured the essence. xxDonna

  2. Oh, my! Your art is so exquisite, every little detail is brilliant. I am your new fan and I am so happy that I decided to surf the web tonight in search of a new an exciting blog to follow, because I certainly hit gold. I am your newest follower. Please accept my invitation to visit my blog. I would love to have you as a follower, too. Looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous art. Connie :)

  3. You are truly an Artist Extrordinaire !

  4. Extraordinaire , that is........:)