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JP Delaney
About this artwork
Title
Sketch
Materials
Oil, gesso, drawing book
Dimensions
h.40cm w.35cm d.33cm
Completed
Oct 1991
Artist

JP's Description: In Florence I treated myself to a beautifully handmade, bound, hardback drawing book of the finest paper. It was such an exquisite piece of work, I couldn't bring myself to ruin it by drawing on it.
It remained untouched in the studio for months until one day I took a saw to it, cut it up, and over time covered it with layers of gesso and oilpaint.
Typical male aggression, though I was relieved and quite pleased with the result.
To me, it looks like the scene of a crime. I'm sure any Florentine bookbinder would agree.

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Comments
Abby
2008-03-13 16:49

This is a wonderful piece of work... I like the idea that you took something that held some materialistic value to you. It was of the finest materials etc. and you broke down that barrier in order to create something even more beautiful. It does seem a crime, but the beauty is in excellent contrast to that notion. Bravo.

Abby

antonio
2011-06-27 07:42

caro jp non avevo notato questo bellissimo lavoro. complimenti.
ma sei a roma o altrove? fammi sapere. un caro saluto da trapani

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