This art piece is part of a series of a new mixed media (acrylics and charcoal) on canvas works. I've created this piece to examine and discover my interest in the philosophies of existentialism through the lines, shapes, shades, shadows and beauty of the human form in contrast to natural forms/leaf prints. I base my works off people who pose for me and imagery I'm inspired by then I add a sense of movement or looseness through the smudging of the soft dark charcoal lines on the heavily painted and leaf printed canvas.
These art pieces are focused on my interests in the philosophies behind 'existentialism'. I am fascinated in the small degree of separation between humans and other living forms. With this, I also want to push the acceptance of nudity. Our skin tells the story of our journey in life and should be celebrated.
Keywords: Nude, woman, legs, charcoal, black and white, beautiful, contrast, drawing, paper, realism, figurative, feet, hands, feminine, Australian, A2 paper, body