Further studies in life drawing, a pursuit that (gladly) lasts a lifetime, of this complex and fascinating subject. These are more or less organized from shorter to longer poses.
I think drawing the figure offers engagement with humanity in an elemental or universal form, as embodied in the individual. Each pose suggests a moment or a condition, lifted out from normal, everyday life. It’s life in a slightly abstracted form, that focuses your concentration and requires your response in the moment. Life drawings are ephemeral — on the cheapest of paper, with the simplest of materials, we draw a great many of them but keep only a few. The work is a flow of concentration that continues from each drawing through the next.
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