Reclining Nude 3
This work is a new series of collages about how my body and my commitment to pleasure. The human body is often forced into a small binary box, but the human body is an expansive, wonderful, and mysterious container. I am fascinated by my body and all it can do. It took me two decades to learn how to fully enjoy my body instead of shaming or exploiting it.
My purpose as an artist is to celebrate my bodily autonomy and engage in pleasure, to reject dominant ideas that attempt to shame me for being wild and free, to reclaim my body.
Body art in which I’m nude it’s one of my favorite forms of art and something I’ve been doing for the last 3 years in collaboration with my friend, the photographer, Bobby Gordon. I feel honored to use my body in my artistic expression. When we are feral we can more easily tap into nature’s wisdom, and shift ideas about pleasure and how we express it.