No, this isn't space art. Yes, some is coming. I'm trying to ease my way back into producing things again, so I don't want to post anything in that area until I feel comfortable with the quality. In the meantime, here is a physical drawing I've been diddling with off and on! I may later replace the image with a scanned copy—but to do so would require tearing it out of my notebook, which I dislike doing.The Haserot Angel
sits upon the grave of Francis Haserot in Cleveland's Lakeview Cemetery, created by artist Herman Matzen. It is characterized by a life-size figure of an angel, who sits upon the grave with the charred remains of a torch buried into the stone—symbolizing life, finally silenced. Though the sculpture consists of bronze, oxidation and slow chemical processes have rendered the figure an aged turquoise color, much like the Statue of Liberty. But an unsettling and striking note: due to weathering, the statue appears to be weeping, tears of null frozen in eternity down its inhuman face.
I experienced a strong gravitation towards this grave sculpture after discovering it last year. It never truly left the back of my mind, and eventually emerged as an opportunity to draw. Something about this looming figure, so somber and alien, attracted me. The statue itself seems to radiate power—silent, foreboding power, poised just within the aging bronze. The expression on its face seems neither benevolent, nor malicious; rather, it resembles a being that existed long before emotions such as hope or sorrow, and will continue to sit long after all other life has gone. It is the face of eternity.
The name of the sculpture is officially, "The Angel of Death Victorious".