Sherry Camhy, USA
Metalpoint is a slow and difficult medium. The image must be built with unyielding, even lines. The darks and lights are not easily developed or erasable. Metal marks are invisible on paper but appear like magic on certain surfaces. The secret is in the formula for the preparation of the surface that makes the drawing visible, the lines permanent and long lasting. As years pass, the image of Moses will evolve into more subtle glowing nuances, just as the life of Moses has endured and grown in the hearts of the Jewish people and the history of the world.
Professional Background Sherry Camhy’s work is in the permanent collection of the Israel Museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Telfair Museum of Art, and the New York Public Library. Her work has been reviewed in ArtNews and International Artist. She is the author of Art of the Pencil (Watson-Guptill, 1997) and a reviewer for Fine Art Connoisseur. Camhy is on the faculty of New York University and the School of Visual Arts, New York.