I am still fighting with the perspex but I'm getting closer....
The piece has two sides. Here is the Gender side. I am still working on it.
So, I think I am happier with this. I have painted with oil paint on the perspex to make it more subtle and have a Renaissance feel. It still needs hair and perhaps more work on the face but I don't want to loose the abstract, transparent quality and a sense of movement. Now have to add Leos poems.
Earlier stages are below. (working backwards.)
I have flipped the piece and it is more subtle. I have removed the lower limbs. I added a smaller box for the figure to break out of.
Various stages of the face, I found the plastic stained glass paint was a bit unwieldy, I couldn't get enough subtlety.
Here the 'Skin' is changed to a breast and more detailed painting.
This side of the piece is representing gender and has the figure holding his skin like St Bartholomew in the painting by Michelangelo of The Last Judgement on wall of the Sistine Chapel