Steve Trimm | Untitled
Paper & Ink
I suffer from kidney disease. When I become anxious about my future, I pull a pen from my pocket, scrounge up a piece of paper, and start drawing. I never know what image will emerge from this spontaneous act. But I do know the act of sketching will calm me. Sometimes I need a total mental and emotional (mini) vacation. That's when I turn to block prints. They require planning and undivided attention. This process helps me escape from my fears for quite a while. About the block print in the collage: The ship silhouette is from a photo my grandfather took in Gloucester in 1914. The musical notes make up the folk tune "Shenandoah."