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Marc Baseman, 21 Days (preliminary drawing)

Visually complex, Baseman's drawings contain multiple layers of images usually anchored by a large central figure. Figures, animals, buildings, vehicles and landscape elements coexist in a surrealistic tableau, which entices the viewer to actively experience the work in an attempt to understand this wonderfully bizarre world. An owl dominates the vignette on the right. At the bottom center, a raven’s head dominates. Three centipedes are upper center in this complex imagery.

Marc Baseman
21 Days (preliminary drawing), 2006
pencil, pigment, tape
4 5/8" H x5 11/16" W
Gift of Gus Foster