To contact me, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have attended Circus Flora with my family almost every year since the early 1990s. I adore the circus and deeply admire the performers. I am grateful to the people of the circus for the astonishing entertainment they provide, and I have always wanted to give something back to Circus Flora.
On Circus Flora's Artist's Day I videotaped as much of the rehearsal and the circus as I could. I then looked through the video frame by frame for images of particularly dramatic, beautiful, or surprising moments, then processed and printed the stills that most appealed to me.
I began these in January of 2011. I chose to work in oil pastel on black paper because this medium has a very theatrical, dramatic look. I worked several hours every day - every single day - on these drawings from mid-January until mid-May. The results are what you see here.