This is the title piece and inspiration for my recent show 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' exploring the myriad facets of pleasure. Many of the works for the show, including my own, aspired to portray the more nuanced, controversial, and difficult relationships we have with pleasure, but for this piece I indulged my hunger simply to delve into the erotic. The creation of this piece, blending drawings with Photoshop in intuitive, unplanned, and visceral configurations, was a totally new experience for me. It's one I have thus far found to be fruitful and cannot wait to continue expanding. It also speaks to my passion for creating metaphysical narratives with unorthodox but understandable devices. It was also an experiment in incorporating music into my work, and I hope something synesthetic comes across.
Graphite, vellum, Photoshop. 2014.