Thursday, February 4, 2010
Teetering at the Top_Feb 4, 2010
"Consuming Death" work in progress (charcoal and conte)
Have been feeling an urgency to draw. The image is from a photo originally taken for sculpture. The texture of my hair struck me, and I wanted to exploit those marks. While doing so, I realized a bird was forming. It seemed like a vulture, but I wasn't sure. I went over to my computer and looked up vulture images,found an image and it looked just like the image I had drawn. I realized, that a vulture is a symbol of "consuming death". I have been consumed by this "death" thing for 4 plus years now. Maybe the vulture is a good sign.