This drawing represents the recent turn from Sellers' peopleless cityscapes to drawings where the human figures predominate. Here, a group of four women bath in a stream and appear to acknowledge something or someone in the distance. Perhaps a moving train outside the picture frame? One woman appears to be waving a handkerchief. Sellers represents the water in which the group is wading as another aspect of the aquatic environment-fish scales. Sellers plays with the fantasy perspective in this drawing. In the middleground, a thick hedge sprouts an impossible tree, autumn leaves orbiting about its branches. Inhabiting the same plane, a ruined brick building shares space with a radio tower. These architectural elements and the cityscape in the far background are motifs that Sellers has explored in earlier bodies of work. His depiction of fantasy cities evokes science fiction film, communist-era modernism, as well as Italo Calvino's novel about imaginary cities entitled "Invisible Cities."
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Graphite on paper
8 x 10 in. (20.32 x 25.4 cm.)
Contemporary Art Development Fund
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