Retrograde Motion

Original size 8.5x11 2015 Alex Ledante

When it comes to nudity, my preference is to be suggestive as opposed to explicit. This is not censorship but rather a choice based upon a desire to inject a sense of interaction into an otherwise static medium. Also to capture a moment which raises further questions; there is an unfinished motion in her left hand- does she mean to reveal her breast or conceal it?

My original title for this piece was The Apparent Retrograde Motion of Mars which is nice because it also implies movement and uncertainty but it just seems a little too long so I've reluctantly truncated it