TOM MAZZULLO

Inventions


The drawings in the Inventions series are done from paper models constructed on mathematical principles, and are inspired by the drawings of Palladio and by the graphic works of Wenzel Jamnitzer. In the Two-part Inventions, the first works completed in the series, one part is the three-dimensional paper model, and the other part is the two-dimensional diagram describing the modeI's structure. I work in silverpoint because it allows me to work slowly, spending time examining the subject then bringing it to life gradually, in subtle, exact tones. Silverpoint also lends these simple works a certain gravity, being a medium used by great observational artists of the Renaissance and also being a medium comprised of valuable and specialized materials.

Two-part Invention No. 1, 2020, silverpoint on prepared paper, 11 x 13 1/4 inches

Two-part Invention No. 1, 2020, silverpoint on prepared paper, 11 x 13 1/4 inches
Two-part Invention No. 2, 2020, silverpoint on prepared paper, 11 x 13 1/2 inches

Two-part Invention No. 2, 2020, silverpoint on prepared paper, 11 x 13 1/2 inches

Two-part Invention No. 3, 2020, silverpoint on prepared paper, 12 x 10 inches

Two-part Invention No. 3, 2020, silverpoint on prepared paper, 12 x 10 inches

Two-part Invention No. 4, 2020, silverpoint on prepared paper, 13 1/4 x 12 inches

Two-part Invention No. 4, 2020, silverpoint on prepared paper, 13 1/4 x 12 inches

Two-part Invention No. 5, 2020, silverpoint on prepared paper, 11 x 14 1/4 inches

Two-part Invention No. 5, 2020, silverpoint on prepared paper, 11 x 14 1/4 inches

Two-part Invention No. 6, 2020, silverpoint on prepared paper, 11 x 13 1/2 inches

Two-part Invention No. 6, 2020, silverpoint on prepared paper, 11 x 13 1/2 inches.

Two-part Invention No. 7, 2020, silverpoint on prepared paper, 10 3/4 x 13 1/4 inches

Two-part Invention No. 7, 2020, silverpoint on prepared paper, 10 3/4 x 13 1/4 inches

Two-part Invention No. 8, 2020, silverpoint on prepared paper, 9 1/2 x 12 inches

Two-part Invention No. 8, 2020, silverpoint on prepared paper, 9 1/2 x 12 inches

Two-part Invention No. 9, 2020, silverpoint on prepared paper, 10 x 12 inches

Two-part Invention No. 9, 2020, silverpoint on prepared paper, 10  x 12  inches

Two-part Invention No. 10, 2020, silverpoint on prepared paper, 10 x 12 inches

Two-part Invention No. 10, 2020, silverpoint on prepared paper, 10  x 12  inches

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