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My drawings are integrally associated with my sculptures. They are part of a collective unfolding of the ship form. A constant in my drawings reference metaphorical and psychological imagery that parallel three-dimensional work.

A part of this approach are the overlapping series of mixed-media drawings. These are small works that I sometimes expand into larger drawings, all which inspire new sculptures.

I develop concept drawings as an effective means to developing temporary installations, along with making a visual tribute to the created work. Click INSTALLATION link above to view concept drawings.

HULL I, Graphite, Colored Pencil, Acrylic on Paper, 22"H x 30"W, 2017

HULL II, Graphite, Colored Pencil, Acrylic on Paper, 30"H x 22"W, 2017

HULL III, Graphite, Colored Pencil, Acrylic on Paper, 30"H x 22"W, 2017

DECK I, Graphite, Colored Pencil, Acrylic on Paper, 22"H x 30"W, 2017

DECK II, Graphite, Colored Pencil, Acrylic on Paper, 22"H x 30"W, 2017

DECK AND HULL I, Graphite, Colored Pencil, Acrylic on Paper, 22"H x 30"W, 2017

DECK AND HULL II, Graphite, Colored Pencil, Acrylic on Paper, 22"H x 30"W, 2017

THE WAY THE PERFECT CIRCLES, Graphite, Colored Pencil, Acrylic on Paper, 30"H x 22"W, 2017

THE WAY THE MOON WANES, Graphite, Colored Pencil, Acrylic on Paper, 30"H x 22"W, 2017

CUMBERLAND FLOW I, Acrylic, Pencil on Paper, 15" W x 22"H, 2012

CUMBERLAND FLOW II, Acrylic, Pencil on Paper, 15" W x 22"H, 2012

CUMBERLAND FLOW III, Ink, Pencil on Paper, 8 1/2" W x 11"H, 2012

CUMBERLAND FLOW V, Ink, Pencil on Paper, 8 1/2" W x 11"H, 2012

CUMBERLAND FLOW VI, Acrylic, Pencil on Paper, 15" W x 22"H, 2012

CUMBERLAND FLOW VIII, Ink, Pencil on Paper, 8 1/2" W x 11"H, 2012

CUMBERLAND FLOW IX, Acrylic, Pencil on Paper, 22" W x 15"H, 2012

CUMBERLAND FLOW X, Acrylic, Pencil on Paper, 15" W x 22"H, 2012

CUMBERLAND FLOW XI, Ink, Pencil on Paper, 8 1/2" W x 11"H, 2012

SHIP FRAG XVI, Ink, Acrylic on Paper, 11”W x 8 ½”H, 2011

SHIP FRAG XVII, Ink, Acrylic on Paper, 11”W x 8 ½”H, 2011

SHIP FRAG XVIII, Ink, Acrylic on Paper, 11”W x 8 ½”H, 2011

ILLUMINATOR FLOWBY, Graphite, Colored Pencil, Acrylic on Paper,
30”W x 22 ½”H, 2008

ILLUMINATOR FRAGMENT, Graphite, Colored Pencil, Acrylic on Paper,
22 ½”W x 15”H, 2008

SHIP FRAG V, Graphite and Ink on Paper, 11”W x 8 ½”, 2008
Collection of Jeff Whipple, Jacksonville, FL

SHIP FRAG VI, Graphite and Ink on Paper, 11”W x 8 ½”, 2008
Collection of William and Pam Campbell, Fort Worth, TX

SHIP FRAG VII, Graphite andInk on Paper, 11”W x 8 ½”, 2008
Collection of Steven and Kae Geller, Savannah, GA

FRAG I, Graphite, Colored Pencil, Acrylic on Paper,
15”H x 22”W, 2005

FRAG IV, Graphite, Colored Pencil, Acrylic on Paper,
15”H x 22”W, 2005

BLOWN AWAY, Graphite, Colored Pencil, Acrylic on
Paper, 23”W x 30”H, 2006

STRIPPED DOWN VERSION, Graphite, Colored Pencil,
Acrylic on Paper, 23”H x 60”W, 2005

ANCHOR KEY, Graphite, Charcoal, Acrylic on Paper,
38”H x 24”W, 2004

CONCEPT DRAWING: A MYSTERIOUS SHIP SCULPTURE,
Graphite on Paper, 38"H x 24”W, 2003

BURN III, Graphite, Colored Pencil, Pastel, Acrylic on
Paper, 22”H x 30”W, 2002

BURN IV: RELATED TO BROKEN STERN: 31 Degrees N OF E, Graphite,
Colored Pencil, Acrylic on Paper, 22”H x 30”W, 2002

     
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
 
 
Chris Nitsche | Savannah GA | 912-323-6527 | chrisnitsche@att.net