The Penumbrous is a weblog that combines equal parts sketchbook, online pinboard, and archive. Maintained by mixed media graphic artist J. Timlin, the site functions as a depository for any creative output that appeals to the author aesthetically. In addition, the blog is a showcase for the artist’s own works in progress, artworks that are often influenced by the media amassed on this site. The images, words, music, and ideas found here are characterized by elements that express a striking mood or visual feeling which resonates for the author through indistinctness, occupying a space somewhere between obscurity and illumination, between unknown and known. By exploring and finding solace in the murkier side of experience, small truths are exposed about this important balance in human nature and creativity.
These subjects, like the world, are neither all darkness nor all light; They oscillate. They wax and wane. They are penumbrous, and that is what makes them so fascinating.