These are my sketches of the bronze sculptures, placed in the setting of Pompeii’s ruins with the looming presence of Vesuvius behind. These were done using fountain pen, water, conte crayon and Faber Castell grey brush pens.
I was struck that most of these mock-mythical figures are male. Though cracked and fractured through pseudo-millennia, they are endowed with mouths and genitals. The female figures are sparse, without heads and with genitalia obscured, typically by small grotesque masks.