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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 thereal world.

Engraved on the front and back surfaces.
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