Rising Man

Rising Man
oil on linen
24in 24in

Painted from a still life of a clay sculpture I made at school (no longer extant), this is a figure standing up.  It's another biographical portrait, made when I was 19 or 20 years old.

Funny story about this painting. I sat next to the pop star Usher's brother once on a flight, and shared this image with him. He wanted me to create a huge bronze version for his yard—but we never did it.