Thursday, January 03, 2008

A Cartoon of Cast Drawing

I've been studying cast drawing for the next semester of teaching and lately I've been getting obsessed with the absurdity of these partial sculptural portraits. The hacked off head and sometimes torso of Pallas Athena or Freud or Marie Antoinette mounted just so, such a strange decision.. so these are my invented portraits. What happens when the classical busts are everyday, smokers outside the bar or just somebody in the library? What does the classical inanimate object have to do with our daily experience? Am I just playing in the arcane?

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