A few days ago, I tweeted out, “The first person to email me wins this original drawing” etc, Beth was the first one to reply. [NB- the tweet has since been deleted].
About the drawing: This time, back in New York City’s West Village in December, 1998, I was shopping for Christmas presents in the snow. It was was one of those moments when life seemed absolutely perfect. Everything was alright in the universe. Those moments had become increasingly non-existent ever since leaving college, it was nice to be back in the flow again.
“Since 1997 I’ve drawn thousands of “Hughcards” [cartoons drawn on the backs of business card], just to give me something to do while sitting at the bar. Over time they have become increasingly religious and or meditative, over time they became ‘Cathedrals’."
(What is a "Cathedral”?)
A “Cathedral” is a series of x-hundred smaller, business-car “Hughcard” drawings (number per piece varies), forming a single piece under a single pane of glass.
“Cathedral” is a metaphor for a Holy Place, where the spirit goes to be amplified through contemplation.. The pieces are designed to generate a state of contemplation in the viewer.