New studio set up! I’ll be here for the next two years.

New studio set up! I’ll be here for the next two years.

After several months of crazy transitions, including getting engaged, returning to the states, starting a new job at an independent bookstore, and settling into a new house, I’ve finally been able to spend several consecutive days in my studio. It’s great to be able to work on drawing larger than the sketchbook size of 9”x12” again.
I’ll be spending the next two years exploring and illuminating Genesis 11 (The Tower of Babel) and T.S. Eliot’s poem “Choruses from the Rock” through drawings and bi-weekly discussions and collaboration with composer and professor Dr. Sauerwein. The story of Babel and “Choruses” dialogue well together as one tells of man’s endeavor to make a name for himself and the other details the constant struggle and strife of building the true church while living in community. 

After several months of crazy transitions, including getting engaged, returning to the states, starting a new job at an independent bookstore, and settling into a new house, I’ve finally been able to spend several consecutive days in my studio. It’s great to be able to work on drawing larger than the sketchbook size of 9”x12” again.

I’ll be spending the next two years exploring and illuminating Genesis 11 (The Tower of Babel) and T.S. Eliot’s poem “Choruses from the Rock” through drawings and bi-weekly discussions and collaboration with composer and professor Dr. Sauerwein. The story of Babel and “Choruses” dialogue well together as one tells of man’s endeavor to make a name for himself and the other details the constant struggle and strife of building the true church while living in community. 

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Jacob Rowan- “Choruses from the Rock” Series: Japan

“O miserable cities of designing men.”
“They constantly try to escape from the darkness outside and…

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Visit the above link for more information about these two pieces I made about Japan. 

modernilluminators:

Jacob Rowan- “Choruses from the Rock” Series: Japan

“O miserable cities of designing men.”

“They constantly try to escape from the darkness outside and…

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Visit the above link for more information about these two pieces I made about Japan. 

Landmark Tower in Yokohama, Japan

Landmark Tower in Yokohama, Japan

"They constantly try to escape from the darkness outside and within by dreaming of systems so perfect that no one will need to be good"
Choruses from the Rock by T.S. Eliot 

"They constantly try to escape from the darkness outside and within by dreaming of systems so perfect that no one will need to be good"

Choruses from the Rock by T.S. Eliot 

"O miserable cities of designing men."
Choruses from the Rock by T.S. Eliot

"O miserable cities of designing men."

Choruses from the Rock by T.S. Eliot

After Hokusai. 

After Hokusai

After Hokusai. 

After Hokusai

A drawing of Sean Kennard, a pianist who performed at several benefit concerts here in Japan. 

A drawing of Sean Kennard, a pianist who performed at several benefit concerts here in Japan.