Closed Hand

April 9, 2009

closedhand

A closed hand is a symbol of keeping silence or refraining from disclosing secrets, especially those of an esoteric nature. 

This drawing was made with black charcoal pencil on manila paper.

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Torso after Michelangelo

February 15, 2009

torsoThe inspiration for this drawing was a photograph of a torso sculptured by Michelangelo.  It’s rendered with coloured pencil on grey paper. In Michelangelo’s time, copying the works of the masters was a big part of an artist’s training. Today, we’re so concerned about being ‘original’ that we seldom want to copy anyone else’s art work. This is an opportunity lost, as there is so much to be learned from the old masters.

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