If you want to see what a real “Tom Slack” painting is like, this is it. I’m so very interested in figurative painting, as well as cityscapes. I love the human form. In college I spent many hours painting nude models, and frankly, I was bored to death with them. I am much more interested in portraying clothes on a person – the folds of the fabric, the patterns, the shadows and light.
I had been in downtown Indianapolis and saw a group of girls standing together with big handbags hanging from behind them. I was fascinated by the scene. I thought it would be interesting to have different hairstyles, clothes, and styles of handbags. The view from the back is interesting to me, because they all have a different gesture. People are so interesting!