ART GALLERY: STUDY 14-38

main study

 

Who ever heard of an artist's "study" covering 196 sq ft?

Who ever thought of a United 38 Nations?

And, anyway, what would a Jackson Pollock or plein-air "study" be?

But Gary, knowing well that day that Rome was not built in, and eager to begin, has completed the first study for his Common Ground Project 191. Only 1/14th the size of the planned work and created from the soils of only 38 of the total 191 nations, the creation of this maquette larger than the "David" has already taught him at least one thing: he can't kneel on the ground that long!

Monumental works of art are few, and learning the techniques for creating them is a torturous task not mentored in art school.

View Study Countries below

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"Perspective"

study: noun, an artistic production intended as a preliminary outline or esp. as an experimental expression or interpretation of specific features or characteristics.

maquette [F, fr. It macchietta, dim. of macchia sketch, fr. L macula spot] : noun, a usu. small preliminary model of something designed esp. to gauge the general appearance or composition of the thing that is planned.

sketch [D, fr. It schizzo, fr. schizzare to squirt] : noun, a rough drawing representing the chief features of an object or scene and often made as a preliminary study.


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Soil of 38 countries combined

 

 

Study Countries -

Afganistan
Algeria
Australia
Bahamas
Belgium
Bolivia
Botswana
Chile
China
Democratic Republic Congo
Egypt
Fiji
France
Germany
Ghana
India
Indonesia
Iran
Italy
Japan
Lebanon
Malta
Mexico
Namibia
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Russian Federation
Samoa
South Africa
Spain
Suriname
Switzerland
Tanzania
Thailand
United Kingdom
Zambia


 


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