1993 · [ N.p.
by Charara, Adnan
[ N.p.: The Artist, 1993. Original etching in sepia on Somerset England handmade paper. "Charara Studio" embossed on lower left of paper. Image 3 x 4", overall size 11.25 x 14.75". Signed in plate, and in pencil in lower right margin, numbered at lower left. Archivally mounted, with descriptive text attached to verso of mat. No. 7 from an edition limited to 10, published as part of the suite, VISUAL METAPHORS. This intimate etching portrays a two-faced animal, both lion and ass, with the knowing fox looking on.This fable concerns the moral "A fool may deceive in his dress and appearance, but his words will soon show what he really is." Adnan Charara is a Detroit-based Lebanese-American, born in Lebanon, but principally raised in Sierra Leone, West Africa. This series of etchings evoke an Aesop fable, transmogrified onto a human plane yet maintaining the essence of the fable. As a child, Adnan Charara was taught fables in a Lebanese boarding school a half hour everyday. He returned to these stories, with their moral lessons and pieces of advice, as a vehicle to explore his curiosity about the human personality. (Inventory #: WRCLIT66096)