The times when the tooth fairy is making regular visits is brief. I had to capture Maxx’ gap tooth grin. We’re teasing him that he looks like the KU basketball player, Cole Aldrich. The medium of scratchboard is fun and relatively fast.

Hedge Apple on Scratchboard

February 13, 2010

Hedge Apple

  • Scratchboard and Ink
  • 7″ x 5″
  • Collection of C/N W

Last fall Hedge Apples littered the forest path where I was walking. In the past I’ve gathered them to store in the corner of a shed to discourage mice. It didn’t work. Now I gather them to study their pattern. And just as Dr. Seuss’ Horton heard a “Who”, I expect to hear them too. The hedge ball or apple becomes a world unto itself floating in space.