by Eric Whollem
mixed media on paper: wax resist and India ink with plastic
Collection of the artist.
15" x 10"
Copyright by the artist.
REFERENCES TO SCULPTURE
It was in 1988 that I began a large series of ceramic
sculptures. Many of my ceramic works have been posted
on this blog.
I admire the sculptor Henry Moore's subway drawings
from WWII. Nothing Upon Awakening is a tribute to
this British sculptor who has inspired generations.
The expressionistic brush strokes behind the reclining
figure give a liquid contrast to the deeply grooved look
of the blanket, intentionally done to evoke the feel of
a sculpted stone or ceramic. I had been working in
soapstone for some years.
It is said two sorts of artists turn to ceramic sculpture:
those who started as stone carvers and those who
began as potters.
See my CERAMIC SCULPTURES on this link: