November 6, 2012

Wrestling Men and a Swinging Ape

I am posting my drawing of battling men and a large ape in honor of election day. I was going to use this drawing as a springboard for a discussion of chronic illness again but I think I’ll take a break from that.

This drawing was remade from a sketch of a Roman copy of a Greek marble of wrestlers. Later that day I visited the zoo and made sketches of apes. Out of laziness or frugality (perhaps a bit of both) I sketched the ape on the same page as the wrestlers. I did this frequently because at the time I only thought of these drawings as material for ideas. Now I see the disparate subject matter as connected in a surreal way.

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