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Cut Sleeve V
Patric was inspired to create this after reading a story about a Chinese Emperor. As the story goes, when called to royal duty, the emperor cut the sleeves off of his royal gown to avoid disturbing his sleeping male lover.
Such a simple little act of affection and appreciation from one man to his gay lover thousands of years ago struck Patric in such a personal way because he too is a gay man. And like most gay men, having grown up in a time and place that is not very accepting of homosexuality, finding a story like this was incredibly validating to his own experience.
It moved him so deeply that the Cut Sleeve is something that appears several times throughout his body of work.
12 x 36 IN
(30 x 91 CM)
Acrylic Encaustic on Canvas
Year of Creation
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