isola sacra

  • diptychs are mixed media: pigment, chalk, charcoal on heavily prepared fabriano paper. 7' x 3' / 30.48 cm x 213.36 cm
  • caryatids: a contemporary interpretation: 'what she wore on her head'
  • caryatids have always held a fascination for me...but i never quite understood why?

    this past year, in our mountain village on my way for morning caffe, i passed our lovely 12th century church as i do everyday. this day. however i stopped to revisit the ancient roman reliefs flanking the entrance way. most likely, they had been stolen from nearby temples.

    to my amazement, i found beautifully carved reliefs of caryatids. women who were...'placed to carry burdens...after the men had been killed in war.' i began to sketch taking my inspiration a bit farther...hence: 'what she wore on her head.'

    size: 80 x 80 cm (31 1/2 inches x 31 1/2 inches)

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