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The Artist is a series of 13 introspective pen and ink works bringing order to chaos in the confusion of early adulthood. MacPherson's meticulous freehand drawing technique evolved while an engineering student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; applying drafting techniques to a vivid imagination. His first foray into the art world, the exhibit was an unexpected success with all but two masters - and all limited edition prints - sold.

Exhibits & Press

• Exchange Place Cafe, State Street, Boston MA (2003)
• 1369 Cafe Inman Square, Cambridge MA (2003)
• Out of the Blue Art Gallery, Cambridge MA (2003)
• The Middle East Bar, Cambridge MA (2004)
• "Featured Artists", The Boston Phoenix (March 2004)
• The Kells Bar, Allston MA (2004)
• Calliope Cafe Fenway, Boston MA (2004)
• Brookline Lunch, Cambridge MA (2004)
• Amelia's Trattoria, Cambridge MA (2004)
• Bagel Rising, Allston MA (2005)
• Out of the Blue Art Gallery, Cambridge MA (2006)
the Artist
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My first (but certainly not the last) sketch based on lust - her name inscribed. Japanese symbols mean "beautiful nurse". Gifted away in 2003.
001
Inspired by the mailbox from which I awaited responses to my many resume mailings. After graduating from college a year to the day before completing this work I spent 6 months living unemployedly on a relative's couch. Sold in 2005.
002
My first work using an on-hand object (a bottle cap to the Pepsi I was drinking). Sold in 2005.
003
Completed on the first day of summer, this work caught the attention of the owner of a cafe in Exchange Place on State Street (Boston) where I drew it. He offered me my first public showing that summer on a small wall space (nothing sold). Sold in 2004.
004
Completed on my birthday. Sold in 2004.
005
My last work completed using ballpoint pen in a 5"x8" sketchbook. Sold in 2004.
006
My first work created on the paper size that would become my standard: 9"x12". Also my last black and white work. Never sold, later incorporated into the Olympians project.
007
My first work to incorporate the "contained cities" theme. Never sold, later incorporated into the Olympians project.
008
My first color work - in my favorite color. Sold in 2005.
009
My second color work and my first work ever sold (to a couple that claimed to have met at the Middle East in Cambridge, where I mostly created this work). Sold in 2005.
010
My third color work; the inscribed "no disc" was a reference to Starcraft - a computer game to which I was addicted in my college years. Sold in 2005.
011
In brilliant shades of orange this work commanded the highest price and was the last work I sold before withdrawing from the art world. Sold in 2005.
012
The second to last work I sold, I also sold my last remaining print to the owner of the Kells in Allston, where it hung behind the bar until that establishment closed in 2010. Original sold in 2005.

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