5/4/13

My Brother





My Brother, The Mathematics Professor. 2012. Pen and ink on 9"x12" Bristol Board




This is an old drawing. I wanted to repost this because I read this article today. It is about my brother. You know how I often swoon over my brothers and sisters. I have nothing but the highest regard and admiration for them. One would think it is only natural for me to do that because I am their sister. So, it is wonderful when a very respected judge verifies it. :) 

The writer is a childhood friend and an elementary and high school classmate of my brother. He is now a judge in the city where I grew up. He and my sister Leah attended the same law school. My brother is a very kind and humble man. His mathematical equations have been used by NASA and in several scientific researches. 

I used this image because I did this drawing after I perused the photographs my brother took of the exotic plants and flowers last year. I have never seen most of them, how could that be? Maybe I did not look hard. Maybe because I do not like wild places. Several weeks after I completed this drawing, my brother had poison ivy. Oh my. I told him it must have been from going deep into the wild rain forests. I remembered being distressed about it when I talked to him on the phone. He just kept saying "yes, yes" to whatever I said just to make me stop. Hah!






15 comments:

Rick Forrestal said...

I love this post, and your drawing.
I completely agree, by the way, that a passion for nature
will always keep us in balance.

Arija said...

You have every right to take pleasure and pride in the achievements of your siblings. I think your parents can be justifiably pleased how they managed to raise you all. I bet they and Leah are holding hands and looking down on you all.
Tsup . .

Bella Sinclair said...

Your brother is so awesome. ALL of you are so awesome. Quite frankly, that is more awesomeness than one family should legally possess. I love searching for your brother, totally lost in his element. Gorgeous wonder. Tsup!!!

Mauricio Abril said...

Hey, that's great! Congrats, and that's a lovely sentiment as well. Yes, to remove ourselves from nature would be one of the most inherently wrong things to do, and I like your approach in your piece.

Shirley said...

What a lovely article, Ces..your brother sounds amazing, as are you. His intelligence paired with his love of nature reminds me a lot of you! Good genes, I tell ya! What a beautiful illustration to post in his honor. The process piece is so intriguing! I hope you enjoyed the Mozart concert and are experiencing warmer weather today. I wish you a lovely week ahead dear Ces! Tsup!!

k.h.whitaker said...

What an amazingly wonderful family you have Ces. I still love this drawing, but I love all of your drawings.

Lisa Graham said...

It does not surprise me that you are from a family of intellectuals. So awesome! And yes! Happy Nurses week to you dear Ces!

Bella Sinclair said...

Thanks for the link. Yup, I was aware of the declining statistic, though not aware of the latest Pew study. Even so, I don't think it means things are 'good enough' so we should give up trying to make things better. The statistics, though down, are still alarming.

Sarah Melling said...

Hi Ces! Your brother sounds like a wonderful, smart person...just like you! You should post it on Illustration Friday, as this week's word is "tribute"!

Shirley said...

You're hilarious, Ces! It's not my birthday yet...but thank you! It's our dog's birthday today..so we're celebrating the big girl. She's having a ball with her new toys! Hope you're having a lovely day! Tsup!!

Ted Blackman said...

Your brother is a master of camouflage, or else you are a master of hidden elements within images, or both. Nice piece to bring back again for our enjoyment.

Ted Blackman said...

But how could you not like the wild places, with all the flora, fauna and foliage you showcase? -flora, fauna and foliage, OH MY!

Ms. Moffatt said...

Beautiful piece. I do get the feeling of a wild place with foliage that drowns out the sky.

Kathie Brown said...

I find it funny that you do not like wild places since you do so many drawing of them! I love the wild places and am drawn to them time after time after time! Very nice drawing. Perhaps your drawings are a way to try and tame your fear?

Ces said...

Hi Kathie. I do love the outdoors and I grew up camping and hiking. However, the outdoors to which I refer are the ones where the terrorists hid in the rain forest.