Sunday, May 5, 2013

The Fighter

"The Fighter" 24x30 Oil on linen on board
Here's something new, and a little different from what I've been doing lately.With "The Fighter" I was trying to capture a moment of preparation, a calm before a storm. The concept is more about the interior, a mental space inhabited by the fighter, rather than the action itself. The boxer is wrapping his hands and mentally preparing for the bout before him.  While the moment is quiet, it is also fraught with tension and anticipation, not a moment of serenity but of focus and controlled intensity.