What do you see? I see two chairs that have fallen down or are laying down together. The chairs are simple, they don’t have seat cushions or a back to lean on. They have clean lines, one is black and the other is white. That reminds me of the saying, it's either black or white, right or wrong, no grey area, no in-between. I wonder if this is something the artist was thinking about? The chairs look like they are resting or cuddling on a pillow. The artist titled the sculpture, Spooning Chairs. But what is the artwork about, how does it deceive the viewer's eye? The pillow looks soft and fluffy but it is actually made out of wood, the artist carved the pillow to look like the chairs are resting on it. When looking closely, you can see the grain patterns of the wood.
The sketch prompt is to draw a pillow or any object you choose but sketch it to look like another material.
Time to TALK. The artist is a master of woodwork, he is a professional draftsman. It’s interesting he crafted the chairs so simple and yet the pillow was extremely complex. The duality, the juxtaposition, is what surprises the viewer.