Thursday, July 7, 2011
Relief, 21 x 12"
The first time I saw Egyptian relief, or hollow relief, was at a museum in LA. There was a small carving of a dog by a master Egyptian sculptor. The ancient piece looked very modern to me and I was enchanted by it. I began using techniques of Egyptian relief and eventually incorporated techniques of bas relief in the same pieces. I met Michael at St. Stephens in DC. He was a chef for CCNV. I did several portraits of him and this is the only one that survives.