Confidence of Value: Elaine Green

Drawing isn't that complicated an art. Marks on the page. Values here and there. Expressive line. It's the foundation of most other studio skills and most artists can do it passably well.

And then there's that rare species capable of doing it in a way that seems effortless, so confident in every mark, every line and, in the case of Elaine Green, ever her erasures and rubbed out suggestions of shape and form.

Once you embrace her images, you will see like an afterimage on a blistering sunny day. Green's images are ethereal. They are echoes of a sound you can't quite identify. Truly, as Frank Lloyd Wright said, less is more.