Mito de la creación by tuerda ()
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The title means "creation myth"
When doing drawing hands, it is impossible not to reference MC Escher to some extent. I have seen this theme used a lot, but I had never seen it from this angle. There is something very powerful about this angle though, where we see it not from the point of view of the artist, but of the artwork itself.
I knew the theme before I was sure what the hand would be drawing, and I eventually opted for an abstract graphical approach in order to offer some contrast to the realism in the hand.
I am very pleased with this drawing.
Image Comments (3)
Schnuckelchen () 4:01PM | Fri, 29 November 2019
A great idea drawn! Escher is a household name and I once had a book with his drawings. I experimented with her ingenious drawing, but I could not make anything original out of it. Probably because your drawing is so ingenious and original. ;)
tuerda () 7:21PM | Fri, 29 November 2019
Thank you! I am very satisfied with how well this idea worked.
anahata.c () 3:55PM | Tue, 07 January 2020
I see Escher, yes, but I also see Miro and a few other artists. Above all I see your vision. I love how the hand is creating all this, while (at the same time) it appears to 'intrude' on it, as if the artist actually stumbled into his/her art, 'found' it, and took it over---as if the art handed the baton to the artist. Your skills are first rate; and while I can see you are razor sharp in your demands of yourself (as all fine artists are), I have never come anywhere close to this level as a visual artist. (My first arts were music and writing---classical and jazz and other forms--in which my training made me as detailed and demanding of myself as you are of your art...so I understand the instinct, even though I couldn't do it in visual media to save my life!)
You have many shapes here, many different from each other, and your modeling separates them over and over, while you still manage to chain them together so they make a big carnival-like whole. From my experience, one of the features of surrealism is that we see 'real objects' in it, but rarely can we identify those objects as 'familiar'. They just 'feel' familiar, but they're always so imaginary. These objects feel very familiar, while they're wholly imaginary. I greatly admire artists who can create all these worlds with one medium, and, really, just one basic hue. There's no question that you don't just 'draw' in this medium: You paint in it, etch in it, and so on...even sculpt in it: It comes 'out' of you as much as you come to it. A wonderful piece. And that single eloquent line from the pencil to the objects is like ballet. (Saul Steinberg comes to mind with that line.) You're a genuine treasure in this site. Very committed, playful, dancing, human and intense work.