The Knot

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The Knot

Legs entwined
Acrylic on masonite, 24 x 24 inches (2012)

The flexibility of the human body seems to defy the fact that we are flesh hung upon an armature of fairly rigid bones. Some of us are a little more maleable than others, and can twist and bend and entwine and defy in ways made famous by gymnasts and the Cirque du Soleil.

There might be a certain amount of sleight of hand here as the legs are not really bending much. Most of the contortion is in the rotation and extension of the joints, and the impression of muscle-upon-muscle that produces the illusion of tying a knot.

To take this a little further, two people can bring their knotting skills to each other in a pretzel-like maze of arms and legs to . . . well you get the idea.

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