Here’s a drawing I made ten years ago, when I was eighteen.
Plants drawn from memory with invisible ink
Lemon juice on paper
Plants drawn from memory with invisible ink (Either azalea or hibiscus)
Lemon juice and gouache on paper, 2012–13
Just thinkin’ about enormous plants, like a person does when it’s December.
Acrylic gesso and ink on illustration board.
The black dashes on the right thigh are a jailhouse tattoo I’d just given myself with in and an X-acto knife. I got a real tattoo over it a couple years later. I think this drawing is in my studio now, weirdly (most of my really old stuff is in a storage unit in southern Ohio, just as weirdly).
Robert Houle (Saulteaux, b. 1947)
uhnúhméahkazooh / pretending to pray from Sandy Bay Residential School Series, 2009
Oilstick on paper, 76.2 x 58.4 cm, photo courtesy of the artist