Untitled 138


Ink on wove paper.
Signed, numbered, dated and annotated in pencil on the verso.
Monogrammed "JWCJ" in pencil, lower right hand corner.
The size indicated is of the sheet.  The composition drawn to the sheet's edge.

This is one of Cline's larger, and more ambitious compositions.

NOTE: The first image you see on this page is a detail of a larger work. To see the overall composition, please scroll to the other image(s).

John Cline’s drawings are mesmerizing. Trained as an architect, Cline seems to be able to balance color, shape, and line density as naturally as breathing. “Untitled 138” is one of our favorite examples of this superb sense of equilibrium. In this detail image, the viewer can see the structural planning that served as the basis for the drawing. As the drawing grew, Cline diligently added layers of linear patterns, filled in shapes from intersecting lines, and also drew freehand details. All of this work somehow works cohesively to create an undulating, deeply interesting composition that we cannot tear our eyes from.  


22 x 30 1/4 inches