Large Scale Ink Drawings on Handmade Himalayan Papers.

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Large Scale Studio Ink Drawings
Philip Sugden, Artist Large Scale Studio Ink Drawings Ink, gouache, Mexican bark paper
Virtual Enlightment
2015
Ink, gouache, Mexican bark paper
78" x 48"
$8500

This work hangs as a tapestry. There is a hand-inked QR code that will take the viewer, using a smart phone, to a 2-minute video that takes the viewer into the doorway and shares its secret. The background in the drawing is real bark texture and binary code of the names of God that begin with the letter, "A." The image shows a holy man looking for enlightenment on his iPad and his student who is texting and wearing a T-shirt that reads, "I'm a Beleiber." The temple is a real structure in the village of Bhakitpur in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal and is based on my own location drawings during 12 visits there.
Philip Sugden, Artist Large Scale Studio Ink Drawings Ink, gouache, Mexican bark paper
Detail: Virtual Enlightenment
2015
Ink, gouache, Mexican bark paper
78" x 48"
$8500

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Philip Sugden, Artist Large Scale Studio Ink Drawings Sepia Ink on 65 Sheets of handmade Himlayan Paper
Gate: n. 1. an opening for passage
Sepia Ink on 65 Sheets of handmade Himlayan Paper
144" x 84"
$6500

This work is one of the most successful inks I've ever done. It explores, more closely, the breaking down of the dichotomy between being the viewer and the thing being viewed -- projecting our own meaning onto the form and realizing that we are actually projecting ourselves. The "Gate" is the realization of that projection.
Philip Sugden, Artist Large Scale Studio Ink Drawings Sepia Ink on handmade Himalayan Daphne Paper
Catalyst: n. 1. an energy that modifies and especially increases the rate of another energy without beng consumed in the process
Sepia Ink on handmade Himalayan Daphne Paper
48" x 96"
Sold: Private Collection

Philip Sugden, Artist Large Scale Studio Ink Drawings Sepia Ink on handmade Himalayan Daphne Paper
Inscriptions On Emptiness II
Sepia Ink on handmade Himalayan Daphne Paper
37" x 48"
$4500.

Explores the moment of enlightenment when one experiences the connection. The layered papers play with the Tibetan prayer flags.
Philip Sugden, Artist Large Scale Studio Ink Drawings Sepia Ink on Mexican Bark Paper
The Doors of Perception III
Sepia Ink on Mexican Bark Paper
60" x 84"
Sold: Private Collection, Louisville, KY

Philip Sugden, Artist Large Scale Studio Ink Drawings Sepia Ink and Gouache on handmade Himalayan Paper
Empty Icon, Empty Mind
Sepia Ink and Gouache on handmade Himalayan Paper
60" x 108"
$2500.

Based on a temple in Patan, Kathmandu Valley. Explores the idea that when we reach a state of enlightenment, all those things thought sacred or profane, drop away.
Philip Sugden, Artist Large Scale Studio Ink Drawings Sepia Ink and Gouache on handmade Himalayan Daphne Paper
Theater of the Absurd
Sepia Ink and Gouache on handmade Himalayan Daphne Paper
84" x 36"
Sold: Private collection, Texas

Philip Sugden, Artist Large Scale Studio Ink Drawings Sepia Ink on handmade Himalayan Daphne Paper
Harbinger
Sepia Ink on handmade Himalayan Daphne Paper
108" x 72"
Sold, Private collection, San Diego
Philip Sugden, Artist Large Scale Studio Ink Drawings Sepia Ink on handmade Himalayan Daphne Paper
Fractured Christ
Sepia Ink on handmade Himalayan Daphne Paper
72" x 108"
$6500

Commissioned by World Artists for Tibet, for a solo exhibition on Chinese human rights issues, at the Denise Bibro Gallery, NYC in 1991 Year of Tibet.

Philip Sugden, Artist Large Scale Studio Ink Drawings Sepia Ink on handmade Himalayan Paper
Metamorphos/Metaphor
Sepia Ink on handmade Himalayan Paper
36" x 108"
Sold Private collection, Findlay, Ohio

Louie Myers posed for this less than a year before he died.
Philip Sugden, Artist Large Scale Studio Ink Drawings Sepia Ink and Gouache on handmade Himalayan Daphne Paper
The Final Frontier
Sepia Ink and Gouache on handmade Himalayan Daphne Paper
37" x 60"
Sold

A similar work to this was commissioned by Hospice and is hanging at Birchaven Hospice area, Findlay, Ohio

Philip Sugden, Artist Large Scale Studio Ink Drawings Sepia Ink on Mexican Bark Paper
Order Out of Chaos
Sepia Ink on Mexican Bark Paper
72" x 72"
Sold: Private collection, Todedo, Ohio
Philip Sugden, Artist Large Scale Studio Ink Drawings Sepia Ink on handmade Himalayan Paper
The Wind of Liberation I
Sepia Ink on handmade Himalayan Paper
37" x 48"
Sold: Private collection, Texas

Based on an experience with the Tengboche Monastery monks while doing a Lhasing Ceremony on the ridge above the monastery.

Philip Sugden, Artist Large Scale Studio Ink Drawings Sepia Ink and Gouache on handmade Himalayan Paper
The Enigmatic Universe at Sakya Monastery
Sepia Ink and Gouache on handmade Himalayan Paper
30" x 60"
Sold: Private collection, Mexico

Based on an experience at Sakya Monastery, Tibet.
Philip Sugden, Artist Large Scale Studio Ink Drawings Sepia Ink and Gouache on Mexican Bark Paper
Manuscripts on the Theory of a Unified Field
Sepia Ink and Gouache on Mexican Bark Paper
30" x 90"
Sold

Philip Sugden, Artist Large Scale Studio Ink Drawings Sepia Ink on handmade Papers
Prayer Flag I
Sepia Ink on handmade Papers
10" x 18"
NFS

Based on the Tibetan prayer flags.
Philip Sugden, Artist Large Scale Studio Ink Drawings Sepia Ink and Gouache on 140 lb. Arches
Fragments From Another World Series 1
Sepia Ink and Gouache on 140 lb. Arches
11" x 14"
Sold: Private Collection, Paris

Drawn from life at the Louvre Museum, Paris from the life-size sculpture of the Tome of Phillipe Pot. This explores death.

Philip Sugden, Artist Large Scale Studio Ink Drawings Sepia Ink on 300 lb. Stonehenge Paper
Kumbum Chorten, Tibet
Sepia Ink on 300 lb. Stonehenge Paper
38" x 52"
Sold: Lima Memorial Hospital Chapel
Philip Sugden, Artist Large Scale Studio Ink Drawings Ink on 140 lb. Arches Paper
The Epiphiny
Ink on 140 lb. Arches Paper
6" x 9"
Sold: Private Collection. Rumania

Philip Sugden, Artist Large Scale Studio Ink Drawings Sepia Ink on 140 lb. Arches Paper
Market Village, Nepal
Sepia Ink on 140 lb. Arches Paper
8" x 14"
Sold

Nepali market place
Philip Sugden, Artist Large Scale Studio Ink Drawings Sepia Ink on 140 lb. Arches Paper
The Path
Sepia Ink on 140 lb. Arches Paper
4" x 6"
Sold

Inspired by the early British and Dutch etchings.

Philip Sugden, Artist Large Scale Studio Ink Drawings Sepia Ink on 140 lb. Arches Paper
Fragments From Another World Series III
Sepia Ink on 140 lb. Arches Paper
11" x 14"
Sold
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