Saturday, 14 July 2018

It Seems Incredible,

that this picture below,

 started out as a white piece of paper,

 but it did, handcrafted with charcoal pencils and sticks on white paper, Marina Fridman‘s massive installation “Omniscient Body” is actually a single, enormous drawing,

 the piece is installed at the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery at Alfred University

 as part of the artist’s MFA thesis exhibition, the celestial forms offer a chance "to approach the celestial body of Mars at their own scale, to be towered over by one of the rings of Saturn, and to look up at planet Earth and the Moon as though from a great distance"

the work is entirely hand-drawn using charcoal pencils and compressed charcoal sticks on white paper, from afar, the trompe l’oeil style drawings appear convincingly three-dimensional, and why does it look so detailed? did I mention the piece measures 74-feet-by-14-feet! what a Herculean endeavour to produce such a fantastic work of art.

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