The Loyal Subjects is proud to announce our collaboration with The Goddess of Graphite, Laurie Lipton. TLS and Laurie have teamed up to produce a limited giclee of her most infamous image, LOVE BITE : a brutally jarring version of a Mother & Child. The strength and power of this work is amplified by Laurie Lipton‘s painstakingly obsessive observation and skill demonstrated by the zillions of pencil strokes that create her art.
This image is evocative of Grimm’s fairy tales where the children are eaten by the witch, or Goya’s “Saturn Eating His Children”. It is the nightmare fear that every infant feels when an Aunt leans over, pinches his cheek, licks her lips and exclaims, “Oh! I could just EAT you!!!” LOVE BITE is widely recognized and has appeared as tattoos, in fan art and in the media. It is certainly a work that strikes a chord with everyone and seeps its way into the darkest recesses of our subconscious minds.