When I first saw Odd Nerdrum's paintings I was immediately captivated. His paitings captured my imagination. The technique he uses in his painting is remeniscent of the great masters, but his subject matter has a very modern even post-apocalyptic theme - I love the juxtaposition. He portrays the people in his paitings with contorted bodies and pained expressions - though all have dignity and presence. My vey dear friend Louie agreed to model for this series and was instrumental in choreographing the various poses. Without his collaboration, these images would not have been possible.