Friday, February 27, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
I’ve been diligently working on art for the upcoming Tom of Finland Erotic Art Fair, which will be held during the last weekend of March. I’ve been to the fair a number of times and the approach to the art is pretty simple – the penis. It really is a great collection of art by a very varied group of artists. Everyone is very talented and I’m very excited to be part of the group.
I’ve been working on art pieces, books, even matchbooks. The pictures shown here were taken from a vintage 70s gay magazine. The captions, well they’re from my ever-growing collection of quotes form all sorts of books and magazines. These are 9x12 pieces on canvas.
Friday, February 6, 2009
A few months ago, I was thinking about all that was going on with Prop 8 passing and the involvement of the church in funding the proposition. Since I’ve used religious imagery in my art before, I was thinking of different art pieces that I could do involving the subject matter. One day the above caption came to me and kind of stuck in my head. It echoed my feelings about the issue. No matter what I hear on the news or what people say, I know it’s true.
I guess the way I capitalized God and Gay might be interpreted in many ways. I was going to explain why I did it, but thought I’d leave that open to interpretation.