Ten Thousand Storms, Part Two


Ten Thousand Storms, Part Two 
Drawings by Michael Rossman 

April 21 - May 16, 2021 
Virtual Tour & Talk: Saturday, April 24 at 2pm 
Registration required 

Cerulean Arts is pleased to present Ten Thousand Storms: Part Two, featuring drawings by Michael Rossman.  Continuing a theme that has challenged the artist for decades, these works emerged from Rossman’s travels to unfamiliar places where he was an observer of atmospheric conditions that are both destructive and restorative.  Small scale studies give way to large-scale works in circular formats, alluding to the imposing, ominous, presence of nature’s scale.  Experimenting with previously unfamiliar materials and tools, the subject of the storm gives way to a layered density of marks, revealing the formal complexity and the kinetic energy released when opposing forces collide.  Rossman’s search for a calligraphy to satisfactorily explain the momentum and endurance of natural forces is an ever-elusive goal for him, but also defines the compelling challenge of the theme.  The inclusion of earlier works of former themes offers clues to impulses which drive the current works.  Rossman feels the viewer may witness the incompleteness of his efforts and uncertainty of what will come next, but hopes that they will also see the sincere, workman-like attempt of an artist aware of his limitations and maturing his gaze. 

 


2020, March - June, graphite and metal point on paper, 14.25" x 10"  Available 


2020, July - October, graphite and metal point on paper, 14.25" x 10"  Available 


2020, November - December, graphite and metal point on paper, 14.25" x 10"  Available 


Ten Thousand Storms, #27, graphite on paper, 5" x 4.25"  SOLD  


Ten Thousand Storms, #32, graphite on paper, 5" x 4.25"  SOLD  


Ten Thousand Storms, #33, graphite on paper, 5" x 4.25"  Available 


Ten Thousand Storms, #34, graphite on paper, 5" x 4.25"  Available 


Ten Thousand Storms, #35, graphite on paper, 5" x 4.25"  Available 


Ten Thousand Storms, #36, graphite on paper, 5" x 4.25"  Available 


Ten Thousand Storms, #37, graphite on paper, 5" x 4.25"  Available 


Ten Thousand Storms, #38, graphite on paper, 5" x 4.25"  Available


Ten Thousand Storms, #39, graphite on paper, 5" x 4.25"  Available 


Ten Thousand Storms, #40, graphite on paper, 5" x 4.25"  Available


Ten Thousand Storms, #41, graphite on paper, 5" x 4.25"  Available


Ten Thousand Storms, #42, graphite on paper, 5" x 4.25"  Available


Ten Thousand Storms, #43, graphite on paper, 5" x 4.25"  SOLD  


Ten Thousand Storms, #44, graphite on paper, 5" x 4.25"  Available 


Ten Thousand Storms, #46, graphite on paper, 5" x 4.25"  Available 


Ten Thousand Storms, #50, graphite and metal point on paper, 12" diameter  Available 

Ten Thousand Storms, #51, graphite and metal point on paper, 12" diameter  Available 

Ten Thousand Storms, #52, graphite and metal point on paper, 12" diameter  Available 

Ten Thousand Storms, #53, graphite and metal point on paper, 12" diameter  Available 

Ten Thousand Storms, #54, graphite and metal point on paper, 12" diameter  Available 

Ten Thousand Storms, #55, At High Rock, graphite and metal point on paper, 12" diameter  Available 

Ten Thousand Storms, #56, At Parnells Knob, graphite and metal point on paper, 12" diameter  Available 

Ten Thousand Storms, #57, graphite and metal point on paper, 12" diameter  Available 

Ten Thousand Storms, #58, graphite and metal point on paper, 12" diameter  Available 


Alexander Springs, graphite on paper, 19" diameter  Available 


Captain Forster Hammock, graphite on paper, 22" diameter  Available 


Delaware Ice, graphite and silver point on mylar, 13.25" diameter  Available 


Burnt Offering, graphite and metal point on paper, 12.75" x 12.5"  Available 


Rising Storm, graphite and metal point on paper, 17" x 15"  Available 


Memories of the Juleir Pass, graphite on paper, 30" x 20"  Available 


Bouquet 3, graphite on paper, 25" x 19"  Available 


Bouquet 4, graphite on paper, 28" x 21.25"  Available 


Taking Notes, graphite on paper, 11.5" x 8.25"  Available 


Talking to Myself, graphite on paper, 11.5" x 8.25"  Available