In this image I took up western society's masculine ideal- although the body is hidden we see a young man with chiselled bone structure and classically beautiful features. Here, this young man is barely staying above water. His expression shows his exhaustion of struggling to keep afloat amongst the oil slicked water. The polluted water he is emerged in almost completely engulfs the figure. His gaze is intended to confront and engage the viewer, opening a dialogue about male beauty and society.