Naked Girl

The model in this piece refused to pose nude because she had found out she was pregnant earlier in the day. I respect her choice. However, if posing nude is something motherhood changed, perhaps she should never had become a model to begin with.

As artists, we trust our models are not ashamed to be nude in front of us. That is why use the word “nude” and not “naked.” Naked implies a vulnerability. This was a person I had drawn without clothes many times before. Knowing her preganancy made her stop modeling made me feel as if I had not being drawing a nude woman in the past, but a naked girl. I felt betrayed, in a way. This piece properly reflects our mutual guilt.

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Naked Girl. Charcoal on paper. 18″x24″. 2005.

Unframed: $100.00