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Abigail Davis
The Algerian, Pen and ink on paper

Inspired by:

The Algerian, 19th centurySculptor: Charles-Henri-Joseph Cordier Silvered bronze, Algerian jasper, porphyry

What does inspiration mean to you?

Often as artists we have a difficult time presenting people of other races accurately,  we allow our perceptions to influence our art. The sculptor of the Algerian really saw his subject and brought them to life. The dignity and majesty of the Algerian never fails to take my breath away. We visit Mia several times a year, and I always visit the Algerian. It always feels like connecting with an old friend.