(From our "Quarterly Magazine")
"Aeri Helical Stupra"
Deborah Susan Jones :
Editor & Writer
The Artist's 9 Carat gold-point drawing of the "Aeri Helical Stupra".
Deborah Susan Jones
A "celebration piece".
da Vinci's lifetime traversed the years of the Renaissance period and
his work is fundamentally associated with the period, personified by
his incessant, perhaps even obsessive, urge for investigation and
experimentation, certainly creative daring, and of course, his artistic
skills and subsequent popularity, both then and now.
celebration of the 500th anniversary of his death this year (1999)
Peter Andrew Jones honours Da Vinci's talent by experimenting with the
artistic techniques he used and examining how it, perhaps, influenced a
contemporary artist, himself, and one described by one observer on
Twitter as “One of the most influential and successful fantasy artists
of the modern age” and who has worked professionally just ten percent
of Da Vinci's time and yet, via the explosive nature of publishing
markets he has worked in, the subsequent global distribution of his
works, and, later, global reach of the internet, is, perhaps, as famous
in his own time than Da Vinci was in his?
Such is the global reach, and power, on the internet?
drawing, in 9 Carat Gold, on Casein Tempera coated wood
panel, is a technique much favoured by PAJ and the idea of
creating a fantasy helicopter to celebrate Leonardo's various
far-reaching visions of flying machines was a delight to both ponder