The perfect latch
I drew this picture from a photograph my husband took when my first child was an infant. The picture wasn't very interesting in and of itself, so I decided to zoom in and crop it tightly. I decided I really liked the image as it is now with the symmetry of the fleshy forms and the asymmetry of his lips and my breast and the negative spaces. This was one of the earliest drawings I ever did, done when I was just starting to explore the possibility of creating art, in July 2000. It was in my first art show at Suitable for Framing in Richmond, VA, a now-defunct art gallery. The piece sold when it was on display in a theater where a show called Birth was being held. If you would like a copy of this image for yourself, prints are available for $50 in the Gallery.