Medium: copper plate engraving
Size: 9" x 11 3/4"
Price: $400 ( unframed ) Limited number available
Notes: The image derives from what was in a yard on a route I bicycled past several times a week. It consisted of a tree stump upon which was placed a slab of sandstone. There was also a small, softball-shaped thing on top. I made a sketch and took it home and played around with it. I knew that I had to use the stump and the slab, but needed something more interesting than the little sphere of the "real" thing. So I took a sock and wrapped it in some ace bandage, tied some twine around it to hold it together, and then added it at the scale I wanted. After some further manipulation, I ended up with this.
The title came to me out of the blue on afternoon while I was engraving it. Serendipitously, the image does recap a moment of the Greek myth, without that having been my intent when I came up with the image.
Orpheus price (unframed) : $400
Limited number available