'Crow as the Egyptian'

‘Crow as the Egyptian’

Our model calls himself “Crow” and it fits. Here is his head only–from a pose similar to the earlier “Pharaoh” session.

Other artists at our figure studio get irritated by what they consider his unprofessional actions: he calls to say he will be late for vague reasons (then he arrives on time); he seems to doze off during the pose (without ever quite losing balance); every appearance calls for a new, even more extravagant costume (but we never are bored by it).

Instead I say he is an artist–as much or more than we. A performance artist. Crow is amusing and beguiling us, disturbing and teasing us. Disaster never quite seems to happen, no matter how inevitable it seems. And are we not being entertained?