Michael Moore


Michael Moore during his exhibition at Cerulean Arts

I have been thinking of these drawings as Quartets comprised of Paper, Brush, Ink, and Hand. During the past few years, I have drawn with Pen and Ink, Stick and Ink, and, now, Brush and Ink. The pen drawings seem most traditional to me, creating appearances of places, spaces, and things to be identified and accepted. The stick drawings seem more raw, immediate, and challenging, suggesting stories or parables to be identified and interpreted. These brush drawings seem almost innocent as they reveal the simple pleasures of touching. They are linear references to having touched, held, felt, pinched, poked, squeezed, folded, rubbed, pulled, pushed, peeled, and picked, including the many other kinds of touching that we can do.  

Clutter Bunch, Japanese ink on bamboo paper, 21" x 17"  Available 


Filigree and Fingers, Japanese ink on bamboo paper, 21" x 17" 
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Full and Wiggly, Japanese ink on bamboo paper, 21" x 17"  Available 


If It Whimpers Let It In, Japanese ink on bamboo paper, 21" x 17" 
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Juggled, Japanese ink on bamboo paper, 21" x 17"  Contact Gallery


Line Spine, Japanese ink on bamboo paper, 21" x 17"  Contact Gallery


Often Twisted, Never Torn, Japanese ink on bamboo paper, 21" x 17" 
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Ruffled, Japanese ink on bamboo paper, 21" x 17"  Contact Gallery


Squeeze Gently, Japanese ink on bamboo paper, 21" x 17"  Available 


Woven, Japanese ink on bamboo paper, 21" x 17"  Contact Gallery


Wrinkled, Japanese ink on bamboo paper, 21" x 17"  Contact Gallery


Vireo's Nest, ink on paper, 15" x 22"  SOLD  


It Happened Suddenly, ink on paper, 14" x 12"  Available 


Joker in the Jazz Band, ink on paper, 23.5" x 22"  SOLD


Of Great Concern, ink on paper, 20.5" x 19.5"  Contact Gallery


Patterns of Concern and Support, ink on paper, 23" x 20"  Contact Gallery


Softly Folded, ink on paper, 17" x 15"  SOLD 


There, At Some Distance, ink on paper, 12" x 11"  Available 


The Happiest Leaf Alive, ink on paper, 24" x 22.5"  Contact Gallery