Sumo 2


  • Medium: Conte Crayon, Ink and Oil paint on Paper
  • Size: 38 x 56 cm
  • Date: 31 October, 2012
  • Frame: no
  • Shipping container: tube



Sumo wrestling is a sport that is built around ancient rituals which stem from elements of the Shinto religion. The forms and rituals culminate in a short battle between two wrestlers. It is a trial of strength between the two men. Before the actual conflict they perform a ritual dance and throw salt in the air. I have used some of the visual elements that are present in and around the Dohyo (the wrestling ring) in this work to create a pattern that fills the rectangle.

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