A passive male figure is not unheard of in Western art, but passive in the form a willing offering of yourself is not so common. It’s something I wanted to explore more in this series. While it could have taken the form of an ordinary sexual encounter, something religious, something political, I wanted to instead go deeper, if you will. What if the male figure is offering themself up to something inhuman, otherworldly? Well, now we’re getting somewhere, darling.
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.