There's nothing odd about this scene when you look at it now. However, pre-pandemic, there were a lot of negative... Read More
There's nothing odd about this scene when you look at it now. However, pre-pandemic, there were a lot of negative associations with daytime sleeping. That changed at the peak of the pandemic outbreak. I found it was suddenly not taboo to feel tired all the time.
This painting of my brother was from a photo of him on a break. A break from work, but not from thinking :)
I'm familiar with the feeling, almost too well. So I called it 'Seemingly resting.'
The main symbol for me is the pose/body language - which conveys a sense of rejecting reality. At the time, this was something we were trying not to fight.
The pose held enough weight for me, so I went with a lighter,
illustrative style by focusing on lines and the folds of the fabric.