June 17, 2009

j.l with hand on soulder

j.l with hand on soulder, originally uploaded by Mark Horst.

There is something here that speaks into me: is it the sense of being bound and working for freedom and motion; the sense of being in shadow and emerging into light; the sense of struggle, of wrestling, of searching, of finding; is there a question held in this image about the difficulty of being in the world? whatever it is, I can't get enough of it. If I could eat this drawing I would swallow it in one gulp.


  1. Now I would say that feeling that way signifies a successful piece of art. Don't you love when that happens? It is a beauty Mark.

  2. It has some of the same evocative qualities as the Michelangelo Captives.