6 x 8"
oil on panel
I chose an American sculptor, Chauncey B. Ives for I for my series ArtistZ.
His stunning marble masterpiece 'Undine' resides in a dark room in the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. You can't miss it. I think my first aha moment as a child, that someone created art with their hands was when I saw a marble sculpture at the Vatican. I was mesmerized. This piece does the same to me - the anatomy, the ripples of cloth flowing over the body. Just amazing.
A bit of info regarding the subject - an undine is a legendary figure, a mortal sea sprite that lacks a soul. In order to gain a soul, she must assume human form and trick a man into marriage. Ives' figure is rising out of the water, reaching towards the heavens to receive her soul. You go girl.