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‘Every Man’ illustrations: testicles

‘Every Man’ illustrations

by Chris Sav

Besides indulging in the immature act of doodling the odd penis on lecture notes and important documents, my experience in dealing with this subject through drawing has been fairly limited. This has made it a rather exciting challenge, and I took my own experiences as a starting point. I imagined it to be delivered as a kind of riddle, perhaps posed to me by a squirrel in the woods, who would say:

‘You possess them physically, but have a distinct metaphorical lack of them.’
‘You sang Falsetto before you dropped them, but now you are consigned to a Baritone melody.’
‘They are often an exclamation of your regret when you have forgotten your keys.’
‘and when I kick them, like this… it is the worst pain you have ever known.’

Disclaimer: a few of the illustrations may seem a little too surreal, like imagining the licking of dog testicles – that was in fact a true story, when a friend of mine at art school who was also a Vet, brought in a pair of dog testicles and put them on a plinth for an afternoon. While standing there staring at them, I was thinking about how unfortunate it would be if one’s tongue had a sort of magnetic attraction to various things, and how very unfortunate it would be in that particular moment. What that says about my imagination, I don’t quite know…

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