THE CLAY COWBOY

Stipple engraving by James Denison-Pender on an optical crystal rectangular paperweight.
Height 11cm, width 9cm, depth 3cm.

This engraving was inspired by the folk art tradition of clay modeling in Brazil. An image of a small clay model horseman has been set in a realistic setting following a real Mato Grosso cowboy. The herd of cattle also includes an image of a clay bull by Mestre Vitalino, who was primarily responsible for developing Brazilian clay modeling into an art form. The idea of the engraving was to see how such stylized but very human figures would relate to the real world

Engraved on the front and back surfaces.

BACK TO GALLERY