Thursday, February 21, 2013

Vessel of Transformation

Vessel of Transformation
Colored Pencil
February 2013

A lot of my art is inspired by art that has gone before. I am mesmerized by Lichtenstein, and I placed a container on some patterned paper I had. As I drew the image, the distortions and reflections reminded me of Bridget Riley's Op Art.
Early alchemists aspired to profound powers -- such as elixir of life conferring youth or longevity. A later approach was to look at the soul as the vessel of transformation. As I was drawing it, I thought of a container of magic potion, or a vessel that can change the way things are.

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