• 65 Water Street, Newburyport, MA 01950 (Directions) | 978-465-8769




    By D. J. Kolodziej Stawasz

    • Media: Drawing
    • Additional information about the media used in the work: Pencil on paper
    • Framed Size (height x width): 17"w x 34"l


    In early January of 2015 I very much wanted to do a drawing of winter’s snow. Unfortunately the winter of 2014/2015 started out rather bleakly. After one of the first meager snow falls, one inch, I grabbed my camera and ran out looking for the perfect snow scene and found this image in Maudsley State Park in Newburyport. I was attracted by the textures, the rocks making up the wall, the shadows, the snow covered leaves, and the long shadows of the trees. Once I started the work, I became intrigued with the image’s dividedness. The north side of the rock wall, the dark side, and the south facing light side and most importantly the middle ground and the melding of light and dark. The image started me thinking about how there is no true black or white, right or wrong but rather a lot of shades of grey.

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