Figment, or what is departing?
Figment, or what is departing?, 2012, 20.5" x 16", mixed media on 90lb archival paper.
For me, I see strange and unintentional resonance of the woman with one of the earliest cave paintings, the Shaman of Trois Frères (scroll down a bit). She is half elk, a shaman, and he is a primal man who may transform on the full moon, an adept of the great goddess. Does the strength of moonlight compose him? There's something Fellini-like about them. As if from a dream. Or a poetic metaphor. The animal soul and its poetry of desire.
Her dress is made of red ink.
[One figure is from the OCAD figure drawing sessions; the other is a rendition from the Keyhole session. Together they make another story.]