Thursday, June 03, 2010
Making art is a fine advantage of having creative friends who enjoy getting naked for one another.
Tilda had an idea. She wanted to cull quotes on sexuality that had been important in her personal development and picture them on nude bodies. She wanted it to be hands-on; the texts would be imprinted on bodies and then photographed. She ran ideas by me and then decided to draft me as a calligrapher.
The models are our friends. Halo is my dear protégé. Leo is a fellow you recently read about.
The quote is from George Bataille’s The Story of The Eye. It reads:
“We did not lack modesty—on the contrary—but something urgently drove us to defy modesty together as immodestly as possible.”
. . . and so defy we did. My handiwork was primarily on Halo. I had many words to script on a small body, and as I painted, I stayed modest by contrast to Tilda’s bold proclamation of not lacking modesty.
Top photo courtesy Michael Meyer Photography.