Sculpture: African Tear

by Max on October 28, 2001

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 ย 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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