Wholesome Sexy

(pencil on watercolour paper + scanned & coloured digitally)

Sex is a creative force. When it's focused properly, it can be invigorating, healing, and inspirational. In this work, I use sexual inspiration as a power to motivate and heal. I like to portray something of what a young man feels the first time he witnesses an undressed woman in person. These feelings can include reverence, awe, captivation, appreciation, lust, and excitement. The body/self-images of women have faced a lot of distortion in culture. I think that most women want to be valued, respected, and revered. My intent with these drawings is to portray a radiance apparent in the women with whom I fall in love. I can say that this can happen anywhere and at any time. Furthermore, I want to take a common form of objectification and re-infuse it with the idea of the full person. Not long ago, children's fairy tale books included adorable naked ferries and other such characters. My images study the idea of an integrated sexual/spiritual relationship and the beautiful light of feminine vibrance. In sharing these, I intend to help shape a new narrative around positive self/sexual identities. 

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