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Miracle Of Life – Original Drawing

Original price was: $ 225.00.Current price is: $ 70.00.

 

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1,277.34 ZAR | 53.79 GBP | 64.03 EUR

 

Medium: Pencil on 300g Archival Paper

Drawing Size: 10cm by 14cm

Frame Size: 27cm by 30cm

 

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Miracle Of Life

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

Miracle Of Life

A first-time father! It is daunting to even think about becoming a new father. This experience is almost as terrifying for men as it is for women. It can be argued that women are the ones who actually go through the pain and effort of carrying and delivering the baby, not men. But it is a life-changing experience for men too. I remember being there for the birth of my first child, I felt an enormous rush of love when I held my child for the first time and I could instantly sense an unbreakable bond forming. I also remember how grateful I felt toward God that He would entrust another human life into my hands – all part of the miracle of life.

 

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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