William, 2015 by Sandra Lamonaca

image of William 2015 by Sandra Lamonaca

Artist's statement

This is a portrait of my son, William. He was playing in the backyard and I convinced him to pose for some photos. I was really drawn to this image as it captures the innocence with which he sees the world around him; his eyes convey the vulnerability that all children have. As he grows older, I will see less and less of his childhood innocence. It makes me want to draw him into my arms and protect him from the world.