Selected Works



Head In a Bowl

Head in a Bowl Charcoal on Paper 22x30in 2003.jpg

This is part of a series of works that started around the time of my mother’s death. Gericault the great French painter did many studies of decapitated heads during the Revolution and I was always taken with his graphic skills and imagining what it would be like to draw them - how immediate they must be and how horrible too.

There was an old wooden bowl that my father found at a house we once owned and he gave it to me. I know the union of the bowl and the truncated head mean something related to my mother’s death. This is another drawing that emerged much in the way of Crucifixion Wind through imagination and personal history.

Valori Fussell