This image is an etching from the disease aspect of the series The Four. While doctors take an oath to do no harm, they are inevitably corrupted by the constraints of capitalism that dictate medical care. As an individual patient, one does not exist nor have a personal nor profound purpose, but simply acts as a vessel for data to be harvested from. Physicians have the deepest desire to heal, but their spirits are broken and thus they lose their humanity. Ultimately the patient pays the price, especially those without adequate financial resources to accommodate the care they truly require.
These two portrait studies are of the same model using different medium and technique. The ink on bristol was drawn while situated under the model looking upward. It created a strange angle that distorts the face and elongates the lower half of the face. The charcoal study was drawn opposite handed which I am increasingly getting accustomed and finding interesting results with each study.