This is the writeup for the comments section of a rendering that will be uploaded on July 5th:
Stag At Sharkeys Redux. This is a stunning masterpiece of female combative art, and in my opinion sets such a standard that there may be others that perhaps may be its equal, but none that can surpass such a creation. It has taken almost a year from start to finish to complete this rendering, and it was worth the wait. It was done by a French artist who goes by the name of MikeG, or as he signs off his latest e-mail to me incorporating my latest tweaks: Mike. The framed 4 feet x 3 ½ feet rendering on artists canvas hangs on my house wall. Redux is from the Latin word reducere (bring back) and in English means: brought back, restored. In this case the inspiration for this work was another masterpiece painted by the American George Bellows in 1907 titled: Stag At Sharkeys. The same pose, and are you ready for this, the same fight outfits with the same colors, of those two male boxers are hereby brought forward into the 21st Century and updated to a modern boxing ring, with two female boxers in their stead. And the referee has also been changed to a woman. After all, this is the era of equal opportunities. And that is as it should be. To reiterate, our intent was to try and be faithful to both the pose and spirit of the Bellows work. We have updated the changing American mores by substituting women boxers for men fighters, and yet clothed them exactly as the men depicted in the ring. Concerning the referee, we have evoked a bit of artistic license. As a favor I ask each one of you to please Google: George Bellows 'Stag at Sharkey's' to view the comparison.