During the month of December, we worked with the concept of emanations, a thing or issue that spreads out from a source, while viewing videos of natural energies, forms, and phenomena. These include Reindeer Cyclones, Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty, snowflakes forming, ice crystal growing on glass and ice crystals freezing inside bubbles. Each of these subjects were explored on sketchbooks pages using a 5"x 5" square format and a wide range of drawing and painting materials.

The works shown here represents a selection of these sketchbook explorations.

Artist: Virginia Carstarphen


Artist: Mary Gomberg



Artist: Sue Teller



Artist: Katharine Hathaway

Artist: Mary Ridley


Artist: Jan Wishinsky