Memphis based painter, Hamlett Dobbins has spent his summer in the studio producing ink and acrylic drawings based on meditations. The forms of the simpler compositions possess a tantric purity while the color evokes the layered, jewel like preciousness of Russian icons.
Only in scale do Dobbins' drawings defy this reading. The medium size just begins to flower into the viewers space. And one can imagine the work larger still - becoming a quiet and all consuming consciousness.
Seven drawings from this series are currently on view through August 31 at David Lusk Gallery in Memphis, TN.
All works: Untitled (For M.M.Y.), 2012, ink and acrylic on paper, 30 x 22 in.
*Images © the artist.