Friday, May 13, 2016


Pencil sketch of "Pluck." Pencil on paper. 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

The muse was pressing on the notion of the Titans and the tasks to which they were fated—Atlas holding up the firmament of heaven; Prometheus stealing fire from the Olympians; Kronos eating a stone thinking it to be his infant child—as well as two non-Titan mythological figures that I conflate with the Titans—Sisyphus eternally rolling his boulder up a hill, only to have it roll down, whereupon he has to start again; and Tantalus, reaching for fruit he can never quite grab.


"Pluck" by Troy's Work Table. Tempera paint, sidewalk chalk, and chalk pastels on chalkboard. 18" x 22". Thursday 12 May 2016.

So the orb for me is that which is plucked, be it fruit or fire or cosmos or stone. The hand doubles as instrument of plucking and pedestal. It seems as though a tree.

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