Friend Portraits: Sougwen Chung

The next victim is the lovely miss Sougwen Chung. If you are not familiar with her work, you MUST check it out, or even better, buy some of her prints. (Her étude series is in my kitchen.) She also happens to be my sexy coffee date every so often.

Because this friend portraiture project is rather extracurricular, in an attempt to combine it with my "relaxing time," I draw them in bed. It adds an extra creepy factor, and brings me great joy. I'm sure my friends will forgive me...

We met up at what has become our usual spot near her studio in Fort Greene. I'm not sure what it is about Sougwen and I, but I always have to keep an eye on the clock because hours literally melt by with her. I think it's a combination of the fact that we are compulsive in all the same ways so we naturally get each other, and also the fact we are both chicks when most of my art buddies are for whatever reason, dudes. If only we lived closer we could escape from our caves more often for spontaneous dates. Thank you Sougwen for lending me a few hours in the midst of your hectic show preparation. You are beautiful.