Tender is an exhibition of portraits by Arden Etoile which depict shared moments of intimacy between family. These inherently queer pieces of art focus on the love - both romantic and platonic - that is given and received through touch rather than words.
Love can be a recognition of self within other, and for those who feel other, love can be found in the safety of the hands of someone who reflects that.
The portraits are digitally drawn and painted, and will also be available to order as prints.
You can see more of Arden’s art at ardenetoile.tumblr.com, or on their instagram; @ardenetoile.