(Writer’s Note: One of my biggest pet-peeves are weak handshakes. Actually, weak handshakes without direct eye contact. They bother me, really.)
In lacrosse the face-off is the first play of the game, and as of recent, has been the play that usually exposes which team is going to win. But to me, prior to the face-off and the Fo-Go’s (face-off/get-off), the game of lacrosse is demonstrated with a powerful gesture of a hand shake by the most important positions/players on the team – the goalies. No other sport makes all starting players shake hands prior to “battle”. As a goalie, I wanted to illustrate this unique and powerful gesture in lacrosse that is an important characteristic trait to every human being on this earth.
Below, are the series of pics of the work in the production stages.
I remember in high school when I won the starting job in goal, that doing this opening gesture prior to every game made me feel as if I was in control. To be honest, I felt like a king. But no matter how much of a “royalty-feeling” the signs of respect for your opponent, and others, were always there, first and foremost. It was a “no brainer” to have the finished piece be titled – RESPECT.
Pen & ink on heavy drawing paper.
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