Tuesday, May 21, 2013

göbeklitepe, sketched

The left page of the top spread is a sketch of the fox and rabbit relief which Mahmut bey explained to me, and upon the facing page, perhaps another fox, and a boar with those unmistakeably curved teeth. No one seemed sure about the bird-like creatures in the second spread— this animal motif was repeated quite frequently on other pillars, and seemed almost duck-like. This motif quickly became my favourite for its roundness and content expression. I wish I could have done more!


joe said...

Thank you so much for sharing your sketches of Gobekli Tepe. I am disabled, and I can not travel to Turkey to see the site for myself.

I hope you continue to create sketches of Gobekli Tepe.

szaza said...

You are most welcome, Joe. I will be returning in early April, and will post some more photos and some sketches for you then!