Michelangelo's "David" is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture. Usually depicted by other artists as victorious over Goliath, this statue catches David at the precise moment he has made the decision to fight Goliath, a moment between conscious choice and action. He is a heroic male nude.
My painting called “Davida" is the female version of the statue of “David”. My favorite model, Kaitlin, once again gave me something that neither of us expected. She’s not pouting or being overtly sexual like you would see in an advertisement. She's depicted at the precise moment she has let her guard down and stopped being a model. She’s raw, confident, emotional, and, as opposed to Michelangelo's statue, vulnerable. An emotion I see as a strength. She is heroic in her own right.