Friday, February 23, 2018

642: a seashell

The 642 prompt was "a seashell" so my concept was an enormous conch shell in which a tiny village would nestle. I based the idea not only on my mother's art (the lines and shapes) but on the work of sculptor Judith Brown. My aunt Edith was a connoisseur of Brown's art and had a small bronze by her in a display. The bronze depicted a great cloud or wave arcing over a tiny city underneath. I always loved that piece; it was large and epic even though it was only about two cubic feet in size.

Tech pen and marker on sketchbook page, 7" x 4 1/2", February 23, 2018. Freshly made art.

1 comment:

Texchanchan said...

I have two conch shells. No house should be without one. I don't have my grandmother's, which had a hole at the narrow end and was used as a horn to call the farm hands to lunch.