Sunday, 3 October 2010

From the Sketchbook: Pre-Colombian Monsters

I've become a little obsessed by monsters! Fascinated by the chararcters in Cartagena's Museo del Oro, and then by the stone statues of San Agustin, which I've continued to find in various forms through Ecuador, I've been playing around with creating my own. I'm sure Maurice Sendak visited South America before creating Where the Wild Things Are! And I'm afraid now, my own creations try to mimic Guayasamin's expressive inkiness ...