Sexually Implicit - Yellow


Sexually Implicit - Yellow

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12 x 18 pastel on pastel paper

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All your senses become engaged and your mind overwhelmed trying to take in and process all the sensations, to the point where the outside world falls into the distance. You’re consumed by one thing and nothing else really matters.

Originally I set out to accentuate that single minded focus that is a part of sex. I did close ups on the figures, limiting the background and any extraneous elements. But this meant I had to deal with the issue of being explicit. 

Censorship and obscenity are tricky things. How does one put black and white boundaries on something that is a subjective gray area. With my artwork I've encountered many different definitions and restrictions. Commonly the terms no nudity or sexually explicit are used. Some even specifically define what is nudity. They narrow it down to displaying the genitals, the anus, or the female areola. But why do we crop, blur and block those bits when we all know what is being hidden anyway? 

I decided to stay within those boundaries while perhaps making those who set the rules as uncomfortable as possible. Sure, some may try to argue that this series is sexually explicit because they are obviously having sex. But are they? Or is that merely the viewer coming to that conclusion, filling in what is unseen with what they wish to see? After all, doesn't explicit mean leaving nothing implied?