inspired by a video showing a "granny race"; it happened once a year in an english village that the 4 oldest ladies jumped on the backs of the four strongest young men, and they race through the village. oil on linen . The title inspired by what it was like when me and my friend micheal assumed the position; He has to bend almost double to manage my greater weight. He is practically strangled to death with all my weight pulling just at his throat. He is completely at the mercy of "the crone" ; i thought it was great! ; older women (in our culture) are thought to be the least dominate of people, in this position (at least) they hold ALL the power. ps. the young mans ear is just in the right position for the crone to give encouragement and shriek criticism, and she holds a riding crop under her elbow, in case he needs a swat on the bum to encourage him..