‘LIVE’ IMITATES ART : An art appreciation from the drawings by Mel Odom referencing the book DREAMER-introduced by Edmund White. Actual drawing was produced in 1977.
All subject and forms are real live models and props staged to delicately imitate Odom’s fine works. An exceptional study of elongating body parts, arts and crafts, make-up artistry, subject placement and flora study. The orchid species in the drawing is a Cymbidium - derived from the word ‘Kumbos’ which means hole, cavity referring to the form of the base of the lip.