For many years I have loved the images from the Temple of Zeus and Athena at Pergamon.  The Temple is distinguished by a huge, deeply carved frieze depicting a favorite Greek theme, the gigantomachy, an epic battle between the Olympian gods and the giants. It is the original Marvel comic: rows of stories depicting cool superheroes defeating snarling villains. 

My series of charcoal and acrylic drawings on paper are studies of the ruined frieze. They explore, not only the violence and energy of the subject but also the expressiveness of the fractured, the missing, the broken, and the unknown.

Pergamon

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