Drapery Studies




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This project was originally inspired by an exhibition of da Vinci sketches of drapery studies that I saw many years ago in Berkeley. I started work on the project with the goal of replicating the feel of the original drapery studies. As the project progressed, I was surprised to find myself gradually working less with recognizable images of a draped figure, focusing instead on unexpected small abstract drapery details that became obvious when I looked more closely. As the images evolved, they continued to become more abstract and less identifiable as drapery.