Friday, February 10, 2006

Unrequited Love


I did this illustration for an article about a woman who was married to a man who was obviously gay. The poor woman. What's sad is that she knew he might be gay before going into the deal, but she went through with it anyway. I guess she was lonely, or desperate, or something...

I've been in an unrequited love situation before. It's so painful. loooooong ago (can you tell I just turned 30? haha), in high school, I crushed on a few straight boys in my class. They probably had NO IDEA a male classmate of theirs was crushing so hard on them, but it happened. They moved on, got married, probably had kids, and will never know.

Of course, now I realize there are plenty of men of my persuasion I can crush on! A some of them aren't out of my reach...

Anyhow, can you tell what artwork inspired the girl in my illo?
Picasso's "Weeping Woman" to be exact!

5 comments:

do nice said...

once again....wonderful work. and i love the link to picasso. weeping woman. how perfect.

Jazzy Justin said...

Thanks Mom! Miss you!!!

andrea said...

love this illustration... fantastic! and the picasso connection. love it.

I had a huge crush on a boy in my high school (who I deep down knew was gay though he wasn't out yet). we even went out for a while... we loved art, the same kinds of music and shopping for clothes together (ha)... I still consider him the hottest guy I ever dated (outside of ward, of course)... when it was later confirmed that he was gay, I was not surprised.

Jazzy Justin said...

Andrea - Thanks for the compliment, and the personal story.

gwwf said...

omg, i saw this illustration and not knowing that it was of you or whatever, totally stopped by it because not only is it great, without saying, but, even as a gay man, i empathised with this woman's burden of falling for the wrong guy, even when that guy is gay.
i am not surprised at all that you are doing great work.