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Muse:  A model who serves as a source of inspiration for an artist.  Their relationship is often complex and multifaceted, involving not just posing for the artist, but also immersing themselves in the artists thoughts and emotions.  This relationship becomes a bond that few outside the true art community understand.   
A model an artist uses often is not a true muse, just a model that is used often.


Muse Abigail

Abigail and I began working together in June of 2002.  She soon became my coveted model, partner, collaborator, best friend and yes, lover.  Abigail threw her entire heart and all her emotions into creating our work, which spilled over into our private lives.  I watched her mature and get married, and even photographed her wedding.  Her husband became a close friend and often accompanied her to my home, where he would fish while we worked.
But alas, things do not last forever, as she and her husband have taken employment in a faraway place.  My muse is gone, and my creativity along with my soul have been torn from my very being.
Attempting to recover, and seeking a probably nonexistent replacement muse...  In the meantime, enjoy some of our artwork, and a few behind the scenes images of over 20 years.

Abigail Raw - age 18

There are a few prints of Abigail still available.  Email me with your interests and I will get back to you a.s.a.p.
* after the title indicates the print is no longer available.

The Woodman's Child *

No Shade In The Petrified Forest *

Abigail's Private Collection

The Gap *

Renaissance Picnic *

Kinsey Institute Collection

Do You Want To Dance, Or Do You Want To Dance *

Prelude To A Neck Kiss

Birth Of Venus *

Kinsey Institute Collection

Kinsey Institute Collection

Lady Above The Bar *

The Diver *

This one has a private story behind it, thus it hangs forever on my wall.

Published-The Nude In Art

R.R.Hood *

Rocket Man *

And The Sea Shall Grant New Hope *

Center For Fine Art Photography Collection

Abigail - age 20

Flight *

Published-Bodies In Motion

Nose Dive To Nowhere *

Smithtown Collection

Sometimes You Loose Your Footing *

Argentine Tango *

Behind The Scene Capture-Got swept down river.

Icarus Also Flew *

Abigail - age 26

Abigail's Favorite Light *

Abigail - age 21

Queen's Throne

Pygmalion And Galatea *

Abigail - age 31

The Brush *

The Chess Player *

Kinsey Institute Collection

Simon Says

Abigail - age 34

Giant Killer *

Gallery 13 Collection

The Wrestler *

Center For Fine Art Photography Collection

Hot Blooded

Morning Tai Chi *

Abigail - age 20

Dangerous Dance *

Moon Landing *

River Strole *

Published-Bodies In Motion

Last Tango In Marcell *

Abigail - age 36

Abigail - age 32

Mine Tonight *

Slot Car Track *

Ocotillo Dance *

Published- Desert Nudes

University Of Arizona Museum Of Art

She Almost Slipped Through My Fingers

Abigail - age 37

Forgiveness *

Crazy Horse *

Kinsey Institute Collection

Arch Of Triumph

Just Hold Me *

Behind The Scenes - Muse/Artist personal time

Behind The Scenes

It is difficult for most people to understand an artist/muse relationship.  If you find yourself judging our behavior, you are probably in the wrong place.   May I suggest you go, here.

Figurehead *

All Things Being Equal... *

You Need Some New Toenail Polish, Woman *

You're Such A Square *

Stretch

The Cliff Dwellers #3 *

Lombard Collection

Tomorrow's Another Day *

Shells *

Plasma Cloud *

Hiker's Victory

Mamma Duck *

Contort *

Invitation To Dance *

Behind The Scenes-personal time

Making of Renaissance Picnic

Valley Of Fear *

Headlock *

Behind The Scenes-personal time

Behind The Scenes - Bug Spray Combat

Abigail - age 25

Abigail #741 *

Storms A Brewin *

Published-Skin

We Can't Tonight, I Have To Be Home *

Behind The Scenes - Garden Raid

Abigail #733 *

Chain Link Fence

School Of Fine Arts Collection I.U.

Take Me To Africa *

You Can Carry On Till The Night Is Done And It's Time To Go *

Abigail - age 33

My Love

Shadow Dancer

Left With Nothing *

Don't Cry My Dear *

Capture The Sun

Miss Liberty

Raising Superior's Dead *

Spirit Of Ecstasy *

Wentworth Collection

Behind The Scenes-Think I was just enjoying her ass.

The Cliff Dwellers #7 *

Amore Gallery Collection

Conjuring *

Rumpelstiltskin *

Three Tomatoes In A Bean Field *

R.R.Hood #2 *

Herron Collection

Abigail - age 19

American Erotic Collection

Voyeur *

The Kiss *

Rings

Prep *

One Fine Art Gallery Collection

Trying ideas for Renaissance Picnic.  Didn't get used.

Graffiti

Gentle Touch

Can You Stay The Night? *

The Thinker *

Hard Body *

Amore Gallery Collection

Lonely Girl *

French Vogue Collection

Dance The Night Away *

Herron Collection

Victory

Headless Chicken *

Published-Skin

I Use To Be A Dancer, Many Years Ago *

Going For A Wet Ride

Behind the scenes - Time for a Mike's.

Can You Feel It?

Abigail and I were completely comfortable with each other, in all respects.

Emerging Nymph

Seem To Have Lost My Way

Hairy Hand On A Puffy Nipple *

Behind The Scenes - Emotions

Resentment *

Skyhook *

Amore Gallery Collection

Cold Cliff Creek *

Aren't You A Little Bit Ashamed? *

Nothing But Gray Skies Heading My Way *

Start Of The Pinecone Waltz *

One Fine Art Galley Collection

Trying ideas for Renaissance Picnic.  Didn't get used.

Pine Cone Waltz *

Pensive *

Making of the Renaissance Picnic

Can We Go Somewhere Tomorrow? *

Abigail - age 40

Behind The Scenes Artist/Muse Perk

We're Not Done Yet

Making of Renaissance Picnic

Don't Give Your Heart To Anyone *

Cactus Flower

The Story Of O *

Soft Light *

Herron Gallery Collection

If You Only Knew How Much I'm Hurting *

Abigail - age 29

Valley Of Fear #2 *

TV Light *

Published-Nude In Art

Feel My Heart Beat

Artist's Model

My Elinore Thornton *

Behind The Scenes-Oops, Rogue Wave Got Her.

Never Going To Let You Go *

Quit Being Such A Crab *

The Wind Talker *

University Of Arizona School Of Art

The Scent Of A Woman

"You Are Dripping All Over The Place."
"Well, That Slimy Patch Over There Is Not From Me.
"
Behind The Scenes
Inelegance of being human

Pulp Fiction *

Behind The Scenes-No idea

Four Tomatoes In A Bean Field *

The Last Outpost

R.R.Hood #5 *

Abigail & Erin

Mary In A Tub *

A Moment Alone

Center For Fine Art Photography Collection

Sleeping Next To Me *

Mollusk

If You Tell Me To Go, I Won't *

Behind the scenes-shower time

Pillar Of Creation *

Now, Can You Dance? *

Abigail - age 24

Cedars

I'll Never Get Off The Ground

I Want To Be In The Spotlight *

Herron Collection

Sticky Pitch *

Making of the Renaissance Picnic

Anguish

Acid Rain *

Renaissance Art *

Pure Abigail *

Orgasm *

Tango Magic *

Sort of Behind the scenes-All work and no play makes Dave a dull boy.

Abigail - age 35

Push

Over the years Abigail scared about ten years off of my life.  This was one of those times.  150 feet with nothing but rocks below.

Prairie River Meditation *

Abigail - age 22

Behind the scenes-Cool down time

The Start Of Something More

I Only Take Off My Hat For One Thing *

How Does That Church Thing Go? *

Pull Me In *

Indiana University School of Art & Design

Baby Soft *

Behind the scenes-getting ready to do something fun, apparently.

Uncontrolled Landing *

Smithtown Collection

Pray For Forgiveness * 

Abigail - age 27

I Must Fly Where You Can't Follow *

All We Are Is Dust In The Wind *

Abigail - age 35

Herron Collection

Day Dreaming

Toes

Hand And Foot

Come Lay Beside Me

I'm Not Letting You Go Tonight

One Is A Lonely Number *

Trying ideas for Renaissance Picnic.  Didn't get used.

Just Abigail

Valley Of The Sun *

Havana Nights *

Another time Abigail scared a few years off my life.  That is a long way down.  Those are trees not bushes.  Lousy photo, but I thew my camera and clamped a death grip around her ankle in case she couldn't get back upright.

Jump In, For My Love *

Behind the scenes-Rental Cabin
"Don't stare at my boobs."

Behind the scenes-
Talking ideas.  I learned to listen to her.

Take Me With You *

No Stockings *

Abigail - age 24

Hungry Eyes * 

We going to keep working, or go lay down? *
 

Need to be held - Behind the scenes

Suckle

Snails *

Abigail - age 38 / Me - age 67

Lake Roosevelt

Somebody just woke up - Behind the scenes

Strength *

Behind the scenes stretching

Dance With Me *

Behind the scenes-napping with her dog

Behind the scenes - Cold studio

Reflections Of My Memory

The Lift

Sunrise Dance

Temperence River

Of Course, Some People Do Go Both Ways *

Zen *

I Want To Be With Somebody *

Not Quite A Shoe Store #2 *

Stork *

Mills Pond Gallery Collection

Lone Prairie

Mountains In The Distance *

She's Like The Wind *

V *

Landslide

Long Way Home *

Gallery 13 Collection

Just Try Me

The Vodka Bottle Is Over There *

Forever *

Dimples *

French Vogue Collection

This Is Not A Ski Resort Like You Promised

Unconditional

Triangle

Just A Little Lower If You Please *

All I Ever Wanted Was Love *

I Belong To Someone Else

Going To Be A Harsh Climb *

Charge

Loneliness

I Could Have Been A Dancer *

We Could Have Done Better

Conclusion Of The Pinecone Waltz *

Trying out ideas for the making of the Renaissance Picnic.  As you may have noticed by now, this was a labor intensive project that required much mental and physical preparation.  Didn't get used.

Into The Light

Chicken With A Wig *

Reach

Hokey Pokey *

Navigation Hazard

Catching The Mist

Cliff Dwellers #4 *

Bank Left *

I Love You This Much *

Behind the scenes-kiss break

Abigail - age 30 / Me -age 59

Tiny Little Waterfall

Red's Submission *

Cuddle Up And Cry *

The Maiden

Just Like Gary Cooper *

Not Quite A Shoe Store #4 *

Don't Look At My Ass

Bridge Of Friendship

And Now, For My Next Performance... *

Behind the scenes - Lost in thought

Cold, Cold Heart *

The Fall At Red Cliff *

Yes I'm Free, Free Falling

Behind the scenes-Stopped the car to take in the view.  She made the foreground better.

Remember Me Tomorrow *

Laughing because the old man had just fallen off the modeling table.

Too Many Hands *

Stop And Smell The Roses *

Catch A Falling Star *

Warmth Of Summer *

Abigail - age 39

Self Love

I loved having Abigail's dog in the studio while we worked.  He managed to clean all the cobwebs out of the corners.

Ultrathon *

Who Are Those Guys? *

Rare two model shot, with Erin

Dance The Night Away *

The Woman In Green *

Abigail - age 41

Very rare shot of Abigail clothed

Going My Way?

Goalie

Crazy Horse #2 *

One last, Simon Says.  Thanks, folks!

We thank you for your visit to our work and a peek into our Artist / Muse relationship.

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