Camilla d'Errico - "My Own Best Friend" - graphite on paper
My Own Best Friend
Graphite on paper by Camilla d'Errico (2021).
Drawing size: 21.5 x 27.9 cm (8.5" x 11")
Everything about Chimera speaks reciprocity to me, the way there’s always someone there to scratch those hard-to-reach itches for you. Chimeras are said to be fantastical combinations of multiple animals. They are sometimes depicted as a lion with the head of a goat on its back, and a snake for a tail. Chimera-like creatures have appeared across Egyptian, Etruscan and Indian civilizations, along with making its own unique appearance in Dante’s Inferno. - Camilla d’Errico