Artist Statement

Colleen Blackard presents a strong sense of graphic sensibility that maintains an ethereal quality.

She builds up masses of ballpoint pen circles to create patterns of obfuscating shadows and defining lights that confuse and clarify the subject. She chooses this time-consuming yet meditative process as a way to give life to every detail.

Her series, "The Nature of Ballpoint," involves the viewer in the process by following the lines. "Fading Memories; Emerging Spirit," her most recent series, explores the contrasting realities of Alzheimer's Disease. She shows that while memory deteriorates, the human spirit emerges, unfettered by social constraints.

The Guestbook

howard.ptaszek says: Her drawings in ballpoint must been seen .