'The Boy Within'
Fine Art Print (Archival ink on pure cotton Hahnemühle art paper)
I love raising my beautiful boy. I think that boys are magic and full of strength and spirit. Mine certainly is 😍
I painted this a couple years ago after reflecting on the way men are forced to project an outward exterior that is harsh and 'macho'.
Toxic masculinity harms that vivid, joyous and sensitive boy that is within every man. It pushes then into painful and narrow ways of being that hurts and distorts them, and of course everyone around them.
Hoping to see our culture move towards a more whole understanding of what it means to be human. For everyone.