The Beautiful Boy
“...many males are beautiful, at least for a part of their lives, ... some are staggeringly, even supernaturally beautiful.” [Germaine Greer ‘The Beautiful Boy’] Traditional representations of men perpetuate the myth of a strong, rugged, and macho archetype. Contrarily, I have instead shifted the focus towards the delicate and fluid state to which Greer alludes. By using tender and unguarded images, with soft materials such as wool, skin and flowers, I am challenging this and presenting an alternative vision of man’s vulnerable and sensitive side. The fragile and fleeting cherry blossoms symbolise their evanescent beauty. My goal is not to transform these men back to a boyish state; instead, I wish to linger on this time of beauty, transience, and vulnerability.
Eleanor Barry • Madison Donohue • Hannah Donohue • Hoang Duong • Juliana Falanghe • Max Feehan • Sorcha Flattery • Thomas Hall • Philip Mc Millen • Corinna Nolan • Conor O'Rourke • Kate Swift •