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In pencil, black marker, and acrylic paint. From three years ago (before I started avoiding political commentary, however convoluted). The assignment involved doing something with rhythm, I don't recall the details.
No words can describe how much i love this drawing....
O almighty monument
I am canadian so I didn't recognized the monument right away. I also don't know about the tombstones, it's missing some religion reference or variations.. (wood crosses would have probably be easier to read, I don't know) at first sight I thought more about dominoes.. : )
I really like the message tho, all those tombstones spreading from the monument. It does seems to have a link with the proverb "all roads leads to Rome", but in a much darker way. The fish eye feel of the perspective add a much more dramatic effect, I love it.. : )
I like art with meaning.. : ) I think it's the best!
Thank you. Also, the tombstones in Arlington Cemetery really do look like dominoes: the first time I went on a field trip there I had a really awkward time trying not to laugh when I realized that. It's been a military cemetary since 1864, and more than 300,000 people are buried there, with roughly 6,000 burials conducted each year. They're running out of space, and pack people in as close as they can.
O sez KEWL!
And so do I! =D Awesome mate!
I like the dreariness given off by all the crooked tombstomes leading downwards to an abyss where the washinton monument springs out from. Also , I dont know if you meant to do this, but the way the tombstones are drawn they all look like they are bowing down to the almighty obelisk. Anyway it might be basic but the image gives off a resounding message.
Thank you! I didn't mean for the tombstones to be bowing per se, but I definitely meant for them to have that sort of relationship with the monument.
I'm glad to know the message is strong- with art, it's always a struggle to visualize the final work objectively from the audience's point of view, rather than as the artist who is often quite emotionally involved with it, and I worry sometimes (not with this piece as much as others) that symbolism might be insufficiently universal.
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