My planned triptych, Struggles to Rise, IS a real struggle. I am returning to Struggles to Rise after a hiatus, and even so I continue to procrastinate. I need to work on the first figure’s head, and get moving on the other two figures.
However there are several decisions to make and I am not quite ready to commit. I have the notion that these figures are emerging from something, probably the earth, but I don’t know what that should look like. So I am experimenting with some draping to see if this will be part of the final work.
I need a real sense of struggle, but this has been missing so far. I don’t want to convey the idea of someone lying in bed!
The very last photo has more of the impact that I want, and this may be the finished version.