So...my wife made a comment about this piece while I was in the middle of working on it...she didn't say anything right away and then made the comment..."I wouldn't be hugging my sisters in the nude"! (and she giggled). I jokingly responded..."Well you might not, but others just might"! We both got a kick out of it...her comment and my response. The truth behind this piece as with any of my work is this...the figures that represent my ideas and thoughts are not for the sake of creating nude or naked figures, but it's a representation of what's underneath us all...figuratively and literally...the surface that's stripped and showing what we're really made of. Something that's purely innocent, unconditional and without barriers. The non-existance of clothing that truly represents what we are as people. The clothes don't make the man...nor do they make the woman! My artwork is a statement on life and the soul. The "good" I see in people and in my life. Life is what you make it...this is how I make my life.
This piece was created using the "Design" brand Ebony pencil. The smooth graphite creates deep dark lines, on Strathmore cold press watercolor stock. Approximately 2 ft x 2 ft.
Added on Oct 10, 2009