Let sleeping giants awake

2021, 16 in. x 12 in. (22 in. x 17 in. with frame)
Oil on paper

Western classical art, from ancient Greece through today, is replete with veiled eroticism. While I’m all for suggestion and innuendo, I also like the idea using the classical style but with less coyness.

I left the veil on this one as I like how feeble, or facetious, attempts at decorum enhance the eroticism.

This painting is included in the Doable Guys Vol. 6 anthology. Visit their site to purchase this and other volumes.

Proceeds from Doable Guys go to the national LGBTQ charity GLSEN. GLSEN strives to assure that every member of every school community is valued and respected, regardless of sexual orientation and/or gender identity or expression.

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Published by Edward Ficklin

Edward Ficklin (he/him), maverick artist not afraid to say gay, is a self-taught painter, writer, publisher and sometimes technologist. He creates sensuous and erotically-tinged queer surrealist art, publishes queer-centered sci-fi comix, and pontificates regularly on a range of topics in his Queer Quantum Dispatch newsletter.

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