For those that have followed and supported "the Anna Pierrepont Project on the Road" I thank you. The following works were created in NYC during the same period. At home, I have been working on a series of drawings that I consider my whites. I have discovered chalk pastels of such misty effervescence that they literally crumble when held. When I have purchase them, the cashiers need to clean the counter of the traces of light yellow, pale green or off white dust. Since discovering these wondrous materials, I have added them to my arsenal of materials to complement colored pencil, oil stick and oil pastel. I have been seeking out motifs that feature white marble figures against white marble backgrounds, in order to maximize their impact. I know of a few of these motifs that I have returned to repeatedly. One such motif is the statues of George Washington at Washington Square Park.
Nestled in a niche in a apsidal chapel of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, is a beautiful niche sculpture of St. Joan of Arc. The figure is depicted in prayer, with eyes cast down but wearing medieval armor and a sword.