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#279 Ursula Vernon: It Made Sense at the Time: Selected Sketches

Ursula Vernon: It Made Sense at the Time: Selected Sketches

Paperback: 88 pages
Publisher: Sofawolf Press (18 Nov 2004)
ISBN-10: 0971267065
ISBN-13: 978-0971267060
Category(ies): Art

Ursula Vernon, ursulav, is an artist with a distinctive style. She does cute stuff with animals. Or not cute stuff with animals. Or erotic stuff. Or really, really odd stuff, depending on her mood and on what people react to. (One of her latest oeuvres is this Not Safe For Work piece).

So here is a collection of sketches rather than finished works, with commentary. (It's a little sad that her marriage broke up since she here praises her then husband's support, but she seems to have landed on her feet since.) The introduction gives a better picture of who she is than her LJ does, because LJ posts don't get the subject to stand right back and give an overview, LJ tends to be about close in detail such as the best way to a brazilian ... OK, a little TMI on occasion. So I'd not been aware that she'd studied Anthropology before deciding that art was more likely to bring in an income, not to mention that it was possible to do sketches and preparatory work during the boring parts in other jobs.

So, roughly 80 pages of sketches, with commentaries which range from the factual to the fictitious. The latter are often better, since Vernon has a real talent as a story teller able to make you see a whole story from a single paragraph, sometimes a single sentence, when yoked to one of her pictures.

Weird, and totally charming.
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