Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Lobster Pound (1962)

Taking a break from conjuring bonus-limbed mutants and bug-eyed boppers, Flora often sketched maritime culture in his extended backyard. The above untitled pen & ink of a seafood shack was discovered in a travel sketchbook that contained dozens of the artist's impressions of Italy and France, several dated 1962. Back on his "home surf," Flora filled another two dozen pages of the tablet with southern Connecticut shoreline vignettes and briny motifs.

1 comment:

Harley said...

Very interesting to see the Flora approach to this type of scene. I like it a lot. It retains some manic energy, but it's amazing just how little kookiness is on display.