This was a very interesting pose to work on as the subtle variences of the anatomy of the back were difficult to bring out. I feel that I need to revisit this pose in the future with a different lighting scheme (as she was lit from a frontal angle). Nonetheless, I am still satisfied with the outcome.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
This piece is titled: "His throat was parched." It is a woodblock print using birch, which has the consistent surface of oak and the ease of carving of pine.
The image presented is meant to invoke the sacrifice and pain that individuals have thoroughout history taken in defense of family/home/nation. Not only the dying man, but his wife who is as valiant and noble, if not more, than her husband. She is brave and stoic as she is trying to alleviate her husband's discomfort, but there will never be any solace for her. Millions have died and continue to die in gross abuses of human rights and flagrant violations of common decency. So many lives ruined with not one iota of solace for those left behind.