Wednesday, January 30, 2008

New Work: "Afterglow"

After an intense experience is a period where your mind and body relax; you feel at peace, contentment washes over you. Most often the experience is quite pleasurable such as a personal triumph or sex. It's important to take a moment and allow yourself to bask in the afterglow.

Afterglow came about after being contacted by "Azi". He expressed an interest in being captured in one of my pastels. While most of the men in my works are fantasy creations, I definitely think Azi has a great look and it was fun to create an illustration around him. Azi's story adds a bit of subtext to the 'afterglow' theme. After being outed to his family by his brother, he was subsequently disowned by his family. Though a traumatic experience rather than a pleasant one, the process of coming out does provide a sense of relief and inner peace. No more hiding and denying who you are and living in fear of exposure.

Afterglow is available from my website as:

* Original (pastel on pastel paper - image size 23" x 18.25")
* Gallery Prints (on 28" x 24" - image size 23" x 18.25") signed & numbered limited edition (qty 50).
* Studio Prints (on 19" x 13") signed & numbered limited edition (qty 100).
* Portfolio Prints (on 11" x 8.5") open edition.

During the 'Day of Issue Sale' they are 20% off. Sale ends around midnight Midnight (EST) January 31, 2008. Framing is also available.

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