Monday, July 25, 2011
Procession of the Hunters and Scavengers
This is piece 2 of 3 for the "Ritual" show at Causey Contemporary. The whole idea was sort of based on the idea of an annual harvest/hunt. A lot of medieval art depicts scenes of hunts, and this is paying a bit of homage to those images. This piece was challenging because of the large number of objects, animals and figures in the work. Also, quite a few of these things are overlapping, so that took a bit more planning in the sketching stage. I also thought it would be fun to have the girl as the only figure looking directly at the viewer. As I spoke about yesterday, my drawings for the show were also inspired by the ballet music "The Rite of Spring". If I had to choose what part of the music corresponds with my image, it would probably be the scene titled "Ritual Action of the Ancestors." Pretty fitting!