Evoke those exquisite and slightly frightening moments of anticipation with this lush oil painting. So lush, in fact, that it’s not quite dry yet, darling. That means our boi here needs to rest a bit before he’s ready for varnish, frame, and delivery.
But, if you know you want it, shout at me through the contact page. We can arrange a deposit so no one else runs off with your boi. Expect delivery late 2022.
A passive male figure is not unheard of in Western art, but passive in the form of a willing offering of themselves is not so common. It’s something I wanted to explore more in this work (and two more in the series). While the offering could have taken the form of something more mundane like a religious or political allegory, I wanted to instead go deeper. What if the offering is being made to something inhuman, otherworldly? Well then you have the subversive thrill of a male figure, usually associated with control and power, willingly giving in to, seeking union with larger elemental forces.
There are three paintings in the series, each focused on a different element: water, earth, and metal. Each element evokes a very different environment and, more importantly, a different manifestation of the totality to which our golden beauties are about to merge with. The erotic need not, indeed should not, be limited merely to the human realm.