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Da Capo Tryptic


Pencil, 2013


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. 

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