this complicated image stays with me, I saw it a long time ago on a trip to the Met. in it there is resoluteness . strength . a resignation? ... the fascination of the spiked helmet ... but also the strange closeness . constriction . of the armor, it gives the drawing a silence.
can you take on armor without it integrating, becoming a part of your person?, useful but not continuously shielding?
Odilon Redon, Armor, 1891, charcoal and conte crayon, 20x14.5"