Pelvis

pastel painting of a pelvis
Pelvis, 5×7″ pastel on paper by Marie Marfia. $70.
detail of a pastel painting of a pelvis
Pelvis, detail, 5×7″ pastel on paper by Marie Marfia
detail of a pastel painting of a pelvis
Pelvis, detail, 5×7″ pastel on paper by Marie Marfia
detail of a pastel painting of a pelvis
Pelvis, detail, 5×7″ pastel on paper by Marie Marfia

This is the first of a series of skeletal studies. I feel like exploring more about why I’m compelled to draw skeletons. So I thought I’d start with the pelvis, because it’s the center of the body. Here’s some of what I journaled about it:

“My pelvis is a cradle where my children’s heads rested, upside down in my belly, waiting to emerge, diving through that narrow opening, fearless, pushed from warm, muffled darkness into sharp, bright din.”


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