Part of a series of charcoal drawing the artist is exhibiting shortly called 'Cast the Light,' this piece is Sweeping Aside the Ancient Wall of Conformity (2008, charcoal on Rives BFK, image 19 x 26"). Explains artist Michael Newberry, "the show is a series of charcoal nudes in hand painted oil frames, the color mixed uniquely for each image, uv glass or uv plexi glass, and 8-ply acid free mat. Each of the works plays off the visual metaphors of cast light." Of the series' conception, he says:
the idea of the shadow as an alter ego has crept into my conception of this new series of drawings... I hope you will enjoy seeing these works. And I hope you will take a moment to reflect on how these visual images express ideas and feelings. Perhaps you will see your inner self in them as well.
You can see details of the the 'Cast the Light' Exhibition online here, including the rest of the drawings in the series.