Wednesday, July 17, 2013
My friend Loy came over today for some parallel studio work, and while she tried out some different kinds of paint on some letterpress pieces, I drew some of the curious tiny things she had in a small box in her backpack. All drawings were done actual size. Top left: a little glass vial with a ground glass stopper with an unidentified tiny thing in the bottom. Top right: a miniature pulley, for lifting tiny things that are too heavy to lift without a pulley (she explained). Below the pulley: a very small vertebra from a snake's backbone, one of several that were in a small glassine bag. Bottom left: small conjoined ceramic pigment pots filled with greenish watercolor paint that I made from clay I gathered from the old City Park tennis courts in New Orleans (this object is one of mine, and I made the pots in the manner of Etruscan cosmetics pots). Bottom right: a small primitive-fired ceramic replica of the Venus of Willendorf, one of my studio things.