Emblem 95

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My inspiration: marbles of Italy.

Marble is a ‘living stone’, a bit like alabaster.  It can be very dramatic in its expressiveness, always pleasing to the eye, mysterious.  It can be more noble, grander than what it is used for, in architecture or sculpture.  Marble quarries are mysterious places, where uniquely beautiful stone silently gives in to human lust, greed, desire, need.

Ideally, this marbled page should be white, as marble can be in its purest state.

For my image I used watercolours, water soluble pencils and gouache.  I then varnished it, as polished marble reveals its beauty to the full.