A Boy Named Patience is a culmination of the best works of art from internally renowned queer figure artist René Capone from 1997-2018. This collection features the most emotionally evocative paintings and drawings from the artist's twenty-year career, highlighting his most beloved works of art collected around the globe.
Well-known for his mystical depictions of young boys looking for their place in the world, Capone explores themes of truth, beauty, love, romance and sexuality through diverse depictions of the male body. This book contains page after page of intimate characters, ranging from naked young men in an Edenic relationship with nature, to boys in love trapped in stark and threatening landscapes, to colorful reimaginings of Greek myths, Tarot cards, wild creatures and savage archetypes.
This art book features the words of poet Dave Russo alongside the images, adding another layer of wisdom and intensity to Capone's whimsy. Deeply respectful of language, Capone invites the sacred words of poetry to play alongside this stunning assortment of sensory experiences. Through poetry and art, may A Boy Named Patience invite you to experience your own path through the forest, where creativity is the most nourishing substance in life.