The title of this picture is Abscission.
It’s based on an iPhone photo I took in a museum. It was of a human skeleton display put together with wire and bolts so as to keep it intact and upright.
This all posed several of the usual technical challenges I face: bringing out detail in a highly cropped (and therefore low resolution) photo, and fixing visible wingnuts and wire.
But actually those things aren’t overly time-consuming, the real work lies in realizing my vision (as pretentious as that sounds I’m not sure how else to put it). I’ve been meaning to do a piece based on this pelvic bone for a while, but there’s a big gap between the beauty I see in the raw shape, and making it work as art.
There’s a black and white version called Char Abscission.
Canvases and Giclée Prints
Archival-quality prints of this piece are available. Options include framed and unframed fine art paper and canvases.
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