Sunday, March 8, 2015

I Love Dicks!

When I was a small child, I saw my father coming out of the shower. He was naked, of course, with all of his bits hanging out.  In my innocence, I asked my mother, "What are those things between Dad's legs?"She explained that they were a penis and testicles. Satified with that answer, I asked her, "Why does dad have nipples?" She said, "They're for decoration."

I think because my mom had such a nonchalant attitude about the human form, it me to 1) not feel ashamed of my body and 2) feel free to enjoy painting nudes. Although my mom would pretend to be shocked at the drawings of breasts and cocks that I did as a child a young adult, she very supportive of my work and she even gave me suggestions on how to improve. I can even hear Mom laughing and saying, "Bottoms up!"

As I mentioned in a past post, I'm going to be in a group art show. The show is show to be called "Shit Talk", and all the artists are going to do paintings to illustrate graffiti on bathroom walls. One person wrote "I love dicks!", so I doing a painting where I'm hugging a huge dick.

Aren't you proud of me, Mom?

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