Actually he's an Atlant, one of the statues holding up the new entrance to the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, like Atlas holding up the world. Natalya has made a series of artwork based on these statues and she was kind enough to give me one.
Here's a close up of the image and Natalya's hand stitching. Don't you just love the texture?
Aren't I lucky? Check out Natalya's blog for more of these fabulous artworks.
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