Artist's description:

This drawing explores a sculpture seen at the Archeaological Museum in Nicosia, Cyprus. I was drawn (no pun intended) to this sculpture due to its entropy and the way in which this sculpture was deteriorating. The male figure was hewn from within the stone, released into the world and over time had sucumbed to the ravages of time and the elements of nature.
This piece explores the nature of image making and how objects were created from stone in the pursuit of vanity, yet, over time the item and any item is hostage to the universal principle of entropy. Once, this sculpture would have elevated some important person or as a study of a figure for some important person's residence, yet now it is displayed in a museum for the benefit of the people and as a testament to the power of art and history.
One is reminded of the inescapable realisation that we are prisoners of time and entropy and yet art and creativity leaves behind a mark for future generations to ponder, wonder and debate, reliving the power of image making and revealing the minds and thoughts of our ancestors of which our societies are built upon.
The drawing has been created using a BIC biro to further emphasise the power of an everyday item to create an exploration of light and tone.

This piece works in tandem with another piece of rock (Belalcazar) I have drawn exploring the sculptoring of nature upon an object in the landscape.

Materials used:

BIC biro on Cartridge Paper

Nicosia (2013)


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