Friday, November 30, 2007

The Dust of Living II

The Dust of Living II
8" x 10"
Ink on 140lb Paper
This drawing is available for purchase here.
This incredibly-detailed ink drawing was inspired by Mexico's Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. I combined the simplified black outline of a skull with my usual funky abstract style to create an artwork that is strikingly intricate and buzzing with energy. I like the paradoxical juxtaposition of the classic image of death and mortality - the skull - portrayed amidst elaborate abstract designs, which express the fullness, complexity and joy of life.
Here are some close-ups, enlarged to show detail:

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