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Cupulas IISize: 30" x 44"
Medium: Charcoal + gold pigment on paper
Teeter Collection, San Francisco.
I dedicated a series of drawings to cupulas, derived from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, located at 7th and Folsom Streets, in San Francisco. My fascination towards the shape of the dome has captured my attention and through drawing them, the cupulas became a new space, where struggle and strength is fought, as well as the hierarchy between them.
In Cupulas II, all the cupulas have different size shape and all have individualistic style. The cupulas are close to one another, yet there is a tint more of air to breathe versus the first series, Cupulas I. In Cupulas II, there is hierarchy between the cupulas, some are more developed in shape, others, are at the beginning and evolution of the cupula, standing almost nude by the simplicity of an outlined dome shape in black. Contrast is seen between the golden tones, and one cupula in particular, standing at the far right, seems to be on fire but has not passed on to the rest of cupulas. There are over-layers of domes surrounding the space, marked by crosses. One cupula stands out at the bottom, its style is portrayed as a capsule or missile, yet has not destroyed any cupula. Interaction between each cupula is manifested, and contain a harmonious setting.
Cupulas II was exhibited in 2006 at Bonfire Communications group show titled "Art for Healing". A Silent Auction Benefit to support Tsunami relief and sustainable living. Cupulas II sold during opening reception.
This drawing is featured in Patricia's book entitled, SOMA SEEN, published in 2008.
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