“Then I discover when you take a step forward, even a small step, the fear doesn’t exercise such a tight grip. It’s still there but it’s somehow reduced and you allow yourself to feel less of a helpless victim because ultimately it’s the sense of powerlessness that does you in.”
There’s a alluring tug towards the patterns of the unspecific representation of a compositional fragment, the pulling from a live model the line, proportions, and shadows that define the form, and color swapping into an entirely different tonal range. When used in conjunction with cropping off the form, the figure becomes seen decidedly more as pattern than as narrative, working to stir something altogether different than if it strove more towards mimetic representation.
I don’t want to tell the viewer what to see, what I want is to learn to lead the viewer into a somatic experience. A gentle state of arousal.
A small step forward.