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23 x 18¼ pastel on pastel paper
completed and released January 29, 2008

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After an intense experience is a period where your mind and body relax; you feel at peace, and contentment washes over you. Most often the experience is quite pleasurable, such as a personal triumph or sex. It’s important to take a moment and allow yourself to bask in the afterglow.

This piece came about as a result of being contacted by a fan of my work who expressed an interest in being captured in one of my pastels. While most of the men in my works are fantasy creations, I thought he had a great look and would be fun to create an illustration around. His story adds a bit of subtext to the afterglow theme. After being outed to his family by his brother, he was subsequently disowned. Though a traumatic experience rather than a pleasant one, the process of coming out does provide a sense of relief and inner peace. No more hiding and denying who you are, living in fear of exposure.