Wednesday, March 5, 2008

there now.

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El Caballero y Su Sombra. (The Knight and his Shadow, created as Artist-in-Residence for Lope de Vega's "El Caballero de Olmedo.") Oilbar and charcoal on canvas. 48" x 60". 2008.

Just got everything back from the photo lab today. Finally, finally back! This 4-by-5-foot monster basically represents the product of five weeks' worth of labour - long afternoons and evenings for the first half of this quarter. With Irwin gone and Ashley in and out, I'm alone in THTR 3, my thesis is suffering, and this may well be the only real thing I have to show for this quarter. I suppose that makes it doubly satisfying.

For at night they killed
That noble soul
The jewel of Medina,
The flower of Olmedo ...

A Shadow warned
He should not go,
And it advised
He should not go,
The jewel of Medina
The flower of Olmedo.

- the Peasant's song, Lope de Vega, El Caballero de Olmedo

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