June 1, 2013

Archaic Statue of a Woman and a Cat

Where did I see her and what was she? This statue came out of my travel notebooks and seems to be either an archaic Greek Koure figure or a late Egyptian statue. Whatever she was, she is now bedecked with jewels, sports a patterned dress and has a new cat companion. I like how the cat’s head pops into the highlighted area. More pattern upon pattern. It keeps me occupied and distracted from unpleasantries.

Unlike most of my other drawings from my travel books, this one never made it into a finished painting. I suppose the composition was too awkward and strange. So this drawing is the only complete image of this mysterious statue.

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