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Soprano Sax

Soprano Sax is the one of a series exploring the beautiful complexity of the fingering mechanisms of the reed/woodwind  instrument group.

The soprano sax is the most mysterious sounding of the saxophones. In the hands of a great player, it can sound like a clarinet, flute, saxophone and exotic reeds. As with the oboe, it sets a very specific mood.

I am fascinated by the mechanisms of reed and woodwind instruments and their linear complexity. This piece features one continuous black line, beginning at the mouthpiece, zigging and zagging through the rod system and key mechanism punctuated with dots of color, and ending at the top of the bell.

One of a series

Acrylic on foamboard     28 x 7

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