I took this photograph of a mannequin covered with plastic wrap at a department surplus store in St. Petersburg, Florida. It is a wash of turpentine and oil paint in blue, gray and white. It was intended to be an under painting for a more finished oil but I liked the look of the monochrome so did not paint over it. The colors lend it a classical look especially with the columns in the background. The concept makes a statement on the view of virginity in America and the increasing rareness of it among young women and even girls. The plastic wrap represents purity and being unsoiled, kept under wraps.