What it means to be a Man
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The overall theme of this body of work focuses on “What it means to be a Man”. The subject revolves around our current generation of young men and the problems each individual male faces in our current social climate, when it comes to idea of how “to be a Man”. This title originated from a common saying, “be a man”, which has been said to all men, young and old alike, at some point in their lives, whether in an empowering or insulting manner. This then sparks the question, “What exactly does it mean to be a man”? This question does not have a simple answer, but several possible answers that are explored within this series of paintings. These paintings stem from inspiration, craftsmanship, responsibility, and the unconditional love expressed by our first teacher.