The Red Planet

THE RED PLANET, 2019 | Iron oxide, chalk & pastel on found stipple engraving | 285 mm diameter shadow float mounted on black board 470 x 470 mm

Made from the second of two circular stipple (chalk) engravings by William Wynne Ryland found in a Margate junk shop. This one depicts the flight of Paris and Helen from the court of Menalaus. Paris, Prince of Troy is associated with the god Mars-Ares.

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