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Original ~ The Trapezium Conch Chime

Original ~ The Trapezium Conch Chime


"The Trapesium Conch Chime" ~  Original art by Carmen Delprat. 


Pencil illustration on paper A1 size 59.4cm x 84.1cm, 2023.


The exotic shell portraits have been appraised to radiate with ethereality and mystique. Each portrait fused with multiple layers of rendered detailed tonal realism of soft muted shades with bright, punchy accents of colour and dramatic atmosphere.


The suggestion of movement and energy indicated by the extruding lines creates a provocative tension with the subjects poise. These large illustrations are designed to ignite ones sensory perception with our own nostalgic memories of collecting shells along the beach, creating a visual dialogue with the viewer, one that is both soothing and strong. Symbolically shells have a calming vibration, they remind us of the ocean and that recollection can be very relaxing. It is believed that the hard texture of the shell symbolises a strong mindset. Since the seashell does not dissolve in water and it is resistant against the tides of the ocean, the symbolic value of shells relates to having strength and a mentality that does not give up under pressure. Each portrait represent the spirit of femininity, emitting grace and strength with the beauty of each shells varied hues, shapes and textures. They reveal a symbolic reference to our connection to time and nature, blending a line between reality and fantasy.


Did you know that the psychology behind the deep charcoal background is associated with symbolic notions of sophistication and consevation and a touch of mystery.  Offering depth to the compositions background and spolighting the main subject in golden glowing ambers and gold - conjuring stimulation, optimisim and strength. What do you see and feel when looking at this work? Are the energies vibrating the right tune for you? 



Each home is unique and requires size variables when it comes to artworks. With the range of size options available to suit your special home you can make your statement piece work for you.


Original Artwork produced on quality University Mixed Media Paper (300gsm), illustrated with Albretch Durer coloured pencils.


Currently unframed - Please contact carmen@carmendelpratart for framing or other options.


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