Pelvis 3

Another in the series of human bones. It reminds me of a butterfly from this angle or maybe a ram’s skull or a bird in flight.

pastel drawing of a human pelvis

Pelvis 3, 5×7″ pastel on paper by Marie Marfia.

pastel drawing of a human pelvis

Pelvis 3, detail, 5×7″ pastel on paper by Marie Marfia.

pastel drawing of a human pelvis

Pelvis 3, detail, 5×7″ pastel on paper by Marie Marfia.

Someone asked me today why I paint skeletons and bones. My first thought was, they make me laugh. Well, these don’t exactly make me laugh, but they are a challenge.

Bones. You think you know them, but you don’t, really. They’re hidden from your sight, unless you’re a surgeon or you happen to see someone’s broken bones or you look at them on an x-ray. Even then, they’re not your bones.

Bones are what I hang my me on. Without them, I’d be a puddle of flesh on the floor. I don’t give my bones enough credit for holding me up, giving me shape, form. But they’re there, inside, doing a lot of hard work. And they’ll still be there, long after I’m gone. Bones last.

If you’d like to purchase this pastel, it’s available at auction on ebay through November 2, 2015. After that date, you can contact me via email about availability, payment and shipping.


 

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