Selected Works 



In this ongoing series of 40+ drawings, I continue to explore  how texts combined with images create unexpected meanings. When subjective views are defined as facts, humor results. Through this interplay of text and image, I probe our interior worlds in order to stimulate self reflection and insights. 


The mind-body problem is still a central issue in the philosophy of mind. Descartes (17th century) was the first Western philosopher to consider the mind separate from the brain (dualism) in contrast to the  oneness of mind and body in Buddhism. I represent the mind here usually as a pulsing life force changing form from one drawing to another..


The concept of mind includes all subjective experience: consciousness, imagination, perception, thinking

judgement, language and memory. 

Contrary to the subject matter of my drawings, I use gold or occasionally copper markers to often present images of anxiety, indecision, fear and confusion in these dark times. My interest in language, psychology and spirituality continues.





Gold or copper ink on black paper. All 12 x 9 inches.



All rights reserved. Copyright © 2019 Roberta Allen

All rights reserved. Copyright © 2019 Roberta Allen