“Searching” by Robert S. Garza is Graphite and Spray Paint on Cardstock.
From the artist: This piece represents the constant search for comfort, safety, and sexual satisfaction that I personally embarked in my years exploring the world as a gay man. The eyes of the figure are blind, indicating the futility of his endeavors on a physical level. He has the body of a sculpted god that acts as a beacon for sexual partners, but he withholds his manhood behind robes to preserve some level of prudence. His hand rests across his chest that longs for compassion and touch that he can’t receive from himself. He is a contradiction, and he exists within me and many others in search of genuine partnership and romance in a culture of one-night stands.