Inaya

Inaya
Chalk and Charcoal on Paper
Available for Sale

This drawing was done after a photograph by Luc Delahaye. Luc surreptitiously photographed people on the Metro and published a book called “L’Autre”. I was working at Phaidon Press in Paris during the time that this book was published and met Luc briefly. What I love about each of his subjects is that they are so absorbed in their thoughts that they are elsewhere. To me they seem beatific ~ almost angelic. How much softer and more open we look when we are not ‘presenting’ ourselves. I called this woman Inaya because Inaya is the Arabic for solitude, kindness, grace and it seemed that these terms fitted this care-worn, lived-in face perfectly.

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