Bootblack (No. 1)
       
     
Bookblack (No. 2)
       
     
Bootblack (No. 3)
       
     
Bootblack (No. 4)
       
     
Cuir (No. 4680-01)
       
     
Cuir (No. 4690-01)
       
     
Cuir (No. 4699-01)
       
     
Cuir (No. 4702-04)
       
     
Bootblack (No. 1)
       
     
Bootblack (No. 1)

BOOTBLACK (2013) and CUIR (WRAPPED IN THE SKIN OFF HIS BACK) (2014) are companion Mandala works that quietly revel in the dark sensuality of the seductive, the ambiguous, and the carnal taboo. Core to both series is the fetish of black leather as an iconic symbol of rebellion, danger, and power. The ornate, sinewy forms suggest the wrapping and melding of human bodies around each other.

Bookblack (No. 2)
       
     
Bookblack (No. 2)
Bootblack (No. 3)
       
     
Bootblack (No. 3)
Bootblack (No. 4)
       
     
Bootblack (No. 4)
Cuir (No. 4680-01)
       
     
Cuir (No. 4680-01)
Cuir (No. 4690-01)
       
     
Cuir (No. 4690-01)
Cuir (No. 4699-01)
       
     
Cuir (No. 4699-01)
Cuir (No. 4702-04)
       
     
Cuir (No. 4702-04)