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Carpenter – Original Drawing

$ 225.00 $ 70.00

 

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1,280.46 ZAR | 55.03 GBP | 64.66 EUR

 

Medium: Pencil on 300g Archival Paper

Drawing Size: 10cm by 14cm

Frame Size: 27cm by 30cm

 

Description

Carpenter

By Marc Alexander from his ‘Touch’ exhibition. ‘Carpenter’, Pencil on 300g Archival Paper, 10cm by 14cm, (2013).

 

Carpenter

A carpenter firmly gripping a typical smoothing hand-plane and using it as a tool for shaping pieces of wood into beautiful furniture. It takes a lot of muscle power to force the cutting blade over the wood surface, patiently removing thin shavings of wood. Hand planes have been used since ancient times, originating thousands of years ago. Early planes were made from wood with a rectangular slot or mortise cut across the centre of the body. Examples of furniture pieces and other woodwork found in Egyptian tombs show surfaces carefully smoothed with some manner of cutting edge or scraping tool.

 

Touch Series

After a long season of producing portraits in oils, I returned for a while to the humble pencil. The ‘Touch’ exhibition, which opened at the Studio Gallery Kalk Bay on Friday June 14th 2013 and ran until July 3rd, was the result of that experience – a true celebration of the beauty and expressiveness of the human hand.

Several months before this show, a group of us artists got together in the studio to work on life drawings, and for me, hands are one of the most difficult parts of the human body to draw, so I decided to master this challenge by producing one hundred detailed drawings. Friends, family and even casual acquaintances, modeled their hands for me and in each drawing I tried to capture the unique character of each individual.

A great deal could be learned about a person just by observing their hands. For example, the slight hand gestures of a person in love, or the anxious mannerisms of the addicted smoker clutching his last cigarette, or the telltale scars and callouses which belong to a hard working laborer. The hands are young and old, lined and smooth and endlessly expressive and tell a hundred stories which are all captured in my hyper-realistic style.

 

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