First-time chalk drawing

I was asked to participate in Attleboro’s Expo for the Senses as a chalk artist. Each artist had to create something from an art masterpiece. Not wanting to just do a masterpiece, I decided to make an anamorphic masterpiece using a cylinder mirror. Everything had to fit into a 6 x 6 foot area.

I picked Grant Wood’s “American Gothic” because the book “Grant Wood – A Life” by Tripp Evans is the next Art Lovers Book Club read at the Attleboro Arts Museum.

Not knowing just how big I needed to make the cylinder mirror I made a scale model. The mirror needed to be 8 to 10 inches wide. I was able to use an 8 inch concrete tube form and paper spray mounted reflective paper to it.

Here’s the finished piece:

The only thing I forgot to do was flop the image so it would reflect correctly. The male figure should be on the right. Oops!

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