Da Capo Tryptic
8 x 8”
Art 102 Foundations Two-Dimensional Media
Memories and imagination are powerful tools for an artist that seeks originality and uniqueness. In this piece, I capture the gesture of a double-bassist’s hand when a musical piece would reach Da Capo—a composer’s direction to repeat the musical piece from the start—from memory. The connection between the natural world and the handmade instrument also has a dual meaning: the sacrifice of a tree (representing time) gives birth to a musical instrument and a musicians’ dream in the form of a melody.
This piece was gifted to my brother, a professional double-bassist.