Monday, November 05, 2007

The Fawn

This is an exciting work for me because of it's organic life span. This is a chalk pastel wash on primed canvas. There is no real bond between the chalk and gesso'd ground, so once the wash hits then surface all hell will break loose...After I applied a wash to the pastel the image exploded into a grand format of line, movement, color and complexities of drama. While it was still wet I photographed the image. Two days later most of the pastel had fallen off and it was as dry and grey as a 2000 year old mummy. The work is meant to exist only on camera and is only represented in public in the form of embellished one-of-a-kind prints (The original drawing was 6x6ft).

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