Below is a small selection of drawings from an ongoing project I began in the spring of 2013. Most of my previous work is photographic and when I decided as a change of pace to try my hand at drawing I wondered where I would find human subjects for my studies. But then I remembered the Internet is almost entirely naked.

As I gathered images, I found myself more and more captivated by the ones with a palpable atmosphere of boredom. And it is important to note that this is not a jab at the subjects in the images I used. I realized I was exploring a more general problem of boredom and sexuality. It is not a solo problem. Not a male problem. Nor is it a digital problem (though I think it is becoming more and more visible through social media). And I think it's only somewhat a contemporary problem.

I am certain people around the world and throughout history have always found themselves bored horny--and I think the fact that I am fairly hopeless at drawing faces and people has helped highlight this universality. By grace (!) of my hand, these subjects become thoroughly anonymous, if they weren't already in the original images. They become stand-ins and fungible. Or, perhaps, surrogates?

The only thing that is uniquely contemporary (apart from the Ikea furniture) is the fact that so many people are now able to take pictures of themselves. Throughout time pornography has with very few exceptions preserved (as so often in prostitution) a strict gap between the sexual object and the user/gazer-cum-businessman. In Bored Horny these distinctions collapse. The one framing the image is the one in the image. And though there may be cases in which the image was not intended for a worldwide audience, they are at least being composed by the subject who has then cast it out into the void himself. This shift--that an individual create their own image of themselves as a sexual object--is a big one. But perhaps it is a secret contributor to the Bored Horny problem. Isn't the gap between subject and other the engine of erotics? Here the mystery of how you are appearing in the other's world and view is short-circuited and you simply give to the other the image/stream of exactly how you desire them to see you. In some of these drawings, that effort is more obvious than others (See sub-series: "dick size man"). What we have here is heavy with pathos: it is the erotique pathétique. I'm convinced the Bored Horny series itself is far from pornographic.

All works are promised for the upcoming show at the Jacqueline Falcone Bed & Breakfast in Miami, FL (May 9 through July 9, 2014 and overnights in the space can be booked in advance; I can't imagine a more appropriate way for the series to be experienced). But works may be reserved ahead of time for delivery after the show. Serious inquiries will be handled by me or my gallery in Brooklyn: OUTLETbk.com.

Thanks so much for looking and please go fly a kite.

http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_parts.jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_Big Colored Jock.jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_the second AWESOME final.jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_rothko boy.jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_ACK.jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_monkey biz.jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_The most important thing about the things in life.jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_fancy mirror.jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_SNOWFLAKES.jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_TV14.jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_the third classic.jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_Big Jock.jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_Cartoony Boxer Shorts.jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_Toilet Ships.jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_untitled ii_v2.jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_untitled ii.jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_Triple DYSTOPIA.jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_pretty big Bacon fan.jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_THE BEYONCE rebounce.jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_angles I white boy.jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_HUGE Hopper Fan III crop.jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_thrown.jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_GAP.jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_gray dick-sized man.jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_foggy mirror.jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_FLAGS.jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_DYSTOPIA IV.jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_books.jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_DILDO (remote control).jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_(the big) dick in the way (alt).jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_WATCHMEN.jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_Dick In The Way III.jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_black face.jpg
http://christopherwmcdonald.com/files/gimgs/th-38_dick-sized man.jpg