A lot of people think it’s a just position where you stand and stop shots, or get hit by a ball. But, a lot of people wouldn’t want to do that anyway. As a lacrosse goalie, myself, I always believed that it’s the last line of defense, but the first point of offense. Sometimes a clear, or an outlet pass, may not be doable, thus a risk to rush out of the crease is needed. A piece back in 2011 was done displaying this action and I thought that another version was needed for the portfolio, for those “speedy” goalies who get sick of being “caged up”. :o)
In the first version, the right arm is partially out as a protection to ward off chasing opponents. However, in the second version I wanted to change it up and show a confident and brave body language from the goalie. The pointing of the extended, right arm is like ‘calling shot’ or directing his decision to go forward.
The added motion in the art is to also show the ability of making quick decisions and the physical quickness in lacrosse. And, why the title ‘Unto the Breach’ you may ask? Well, it comes from the scene of one of my favorite Shakespeare plays.
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