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Sculpture: African Tear

If you’ve heard or read about Found Art, then you might understand why some artists find beauty in the most common of things. Like that scrap wood log I found discarded in the street few years ago, encapsulating something unique within it. A teary face from Africa.

As a former inhabitant of Northern Africa, this mysterious continent conjures many feelings and images in my mind: massive deserts, beautiful abandoned beaches, the rebellious Tawariq, encrusted dictatorships  and deadly famines. I used all these images and came up with this simple silhouette, carving the facial details then painting the surface with a dark brown and black Gouache.

Tools used: Wood, Gouache

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