18×12″ print available here.
So often, in paintings and drawings of bondage, the submissive is frightened, or in pain. I wanted to speak to the beauty inherent in healthy power exchange relationships. The dichotomy between the woman’s mind and body, as she waits for her lover to return, is represented by the panels and circles behind her. From right to left, the panels are jagged and tense when she is first placed in her bondage, her mind is not truly engaged – she is aware only of her physical sensations. As her body calms, her mind, represented by circles, crackles with energy at his impending arrival.
Sketches for this painting can be found on page 153 of my book.