Statement

R. L. Croft

Nothing can be taken for granted. Constant change proves to be the only reliable point of reference. Equilibrium being as fleeting as life itself, one fuses an array of thought fragments retrieved from memories into a drawing of graphite, metal or wood. By doing so, the artist builds a fragile mental world of metaphor that lends meaning to his largely unnoticed visit among the general population.

Absurdity, humor, tragedy, homage and autobiographical content recur in several series. Experience in technical illustration, commercial art and rough carpentry instill a respect for strong draftsmanship. In a sense, the work parallels naive art by avoiding prevailing trends and building upon rugged drawing guided by intuition.