i’m jealous of ed loftus

Photographs? Nope.

Found photo collage? Nope.

Graphite drawings? Yes.

What?! Yes, it’s true. California based artist Ed Loftus, and his trusty pencil amaze me. There was a great article in The New York Times about him last December. Apparently he has struggled with OCD since childhood, but if there’s a silver lining… it’s his unbelievable artwork. According to that article “…the works are rendered in painstaking detail — partly a result of the disorder — and a single piece can take up to five months to complete. In the last three years, Mr. Loftus has produced 10 works.”

Slow, and probably painful, but what an amazing result.

{I found the work of Ed Loftus at Jack Hanley Gallery, NY}






comments (5)

  1. Tiffanie /// 01.30.2012 /// 8:17am

    This work is incredible.

    I have been grappling with the concept of drawing garbage/dumps for years, I never thought of keeping the garbage in the bags. Beautiful!

  2. the jealous curator /// 01.30.2012 /// 8:59am

    i know – i never would have thought of it either! they’re amazing. do you know this artist’s work (speaking of garbage, but not really garbage):
    http://www.thejealouscurator.com/blog/2010/12/07/im-jealous-of-amy-wilson-faville/

  3. tiffanie /// 01.30.2012 /// 10:25am

    I hadn’t seen those. Beautiful. I’m going to have to find my own way on this concept. The bags are eating me up inside today! :) That’s something I can’t wait to discuss on March 10…..how to keep remaining inspired and move forward when you see something that makes you say (in your words) “damn, I wish I thought of that”! :)

  4. tiffanie /// 01.30.2012 /// 10:25am

    That’s too many emoticons for one comment. ^

  5. the jealous curator /// 01.30.2012 /// 10:43am

    ha! well, sometimes you have to bury the jealousy with emoticons ;)
    i can’t wait til march 10th too… my whole world is about finding inspiration and then moving forward! it’s hard, but you can do it!