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HOME > DRAWINGS DRAWING FROM: TESSERAE OF VENUS PROJECT
VENUS 18 (TRANSVERSE CORONA) previous next
"A north-south profile through the very center of this crater is visible as a result of the downdropping and removal of the eastern half of the crater....."

The Venus Drawings are created by drawing from online images of the Magellan Mission to Venus from the early nineties. A celebration of old new media-- primitive (by now) images of the sister planet surfaces are imprecise enough to launch a playful semi-erotica drawing extravaganza, with even a nod to Kenneth Anger’s Kustom Kar Kommandoes and the rock group Kiss (honoring the seventies and eighties along with the nineties). The airbrush paint is a deliberate kitschy kiss on the smooth skin of refined art papers. Some of the drawings are more serious than others, but all aspire to look like landing gear.

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DATE: 2009

Pigment ink,india ink, gelpen on paper

30 x 22.5 inches