January 12, 2013

Woman with a Blanket and Udu Drums

My latest drawing, Woman with a Blanket, is an amalgam of art from various sources making this very much a work of ekphrasis. The details at the bottom are extrapolated from a medieval Hebrew manuscript. In the background are drawings of the ceramic udu drums I had created last year. The actual drum is pictured right. Sadly, this drum developed small hairline cracks in the pit firing so although it still plays, it is no longer a viable piece for market. So I it was with some satisfaction that I was at least able to use it as a studio prop.

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