Carra by Barbara Fox

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Barbara Fox



25.4 x 17.78 cm | 10 x 7 in


  • ARC Purchase Awards ($1,100)

Exhibited at the MEAM

Exhibited at Salmagundi

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

"The drawing Carra was inspired by an exhibition with the theme 'Synesthesia'. Imagining the phenomena of Synesthesia, in which a person may see sound as color, I wanted to illustrate what a musician may experience. I portrayed the harp player, Carra, seeing each string as a color. My lovely friend Carra posed for me; she is a talented musician, but I wasn't thrilled about drawing her instruments of choice, (the accordian and the hurdy-gurdy), so I took some other photos of a harp player, and the wonders of Photoshop helped achieve a great image. The drawing is charcoal and pastel. For the opening of the exhibition "Synesthesia, we were asked to provide a piece of music to accompany our art, so the gallery could make a playlist. I chose an Irish ballad called 'the Musical Priest'. The haunting music, played on a harp, fits the mood of the drawing." - Barbara Fox