Various sketches preceding the chronicle.
Dates are unknown for the completion of these works.
“Female in space” – J Morbus (Red pencil on paper)
“Male in space” – J Morbus (Red pencil on paper)
“Carcass in space” – J Morbus (Pencil on paper)
“The shadow knows”- Jay Morbus (Pencil on paper)
The above four images preceded a deep interest in the art of Francis Bacon and may also act as a small homage. The figures have similarly been put into space, all flesh and meat displaying some form of anguish or turmoil.
“Study of the innocent X (after Velazquez)” – J Morbus (Biro on paper)
This uncompleted study revisits the portrait of Pope Giovanni Battista Pamphilj by Velasquez, exploiting his hideous aspects by further externalizing his ugliness.
“Or Coincidence” – J Morbus (Pen and ink on paper)
The above image was part of a small surreal graphic story submitted for a small press comic book. The comic abstractly illustrated the banality of modern western societal norms.
“The Watcher” – J Morbus (Pencil on paper)
The solitary figure sits aloft a tower surveying an industrial landscape.
Silent observer or sentinel?