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Man Sitting in Chair with Hands Bound, 2020



This is perhaps the first image that I have deliberately attempted to use symbolism. I often dislike using metaphoric devices as I prefer honest, non-abstract messages, but I think the metaphor serves with images well. The man seen here has been in a committed heterosexual marriage for over fifty years. He is now in his 70s and met me shortly after my 23rd birthday; we've developed a casual, sexual friendship together. For me, it is unfortunate to have the presence of anonymity in this project, but without that aspect, I feel the series would be dishonest. Beyond that, I think it impossible to reveal the true beauty of a man when he can not show his eyes. Details: Edition 2 of 3. Frameless archival print on 100% cotton paper. Sans-frame is an aesthetic choice, and I will not provide a frame unless we make other arrangements. Two weeks are needed to facilitate orders. Shipped flat. Payment plans can be negotiated. Covid-19 Notice: Printing is delayed due to the social distancing ordinances in Houston, Texas. Please contact me for more information.

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128.00 x 95.00 x 1.00 cm | 50.39 x 37.40 x 0.39 in

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