Nudity, Open and Free...More Like This
One of the reasons why complete nudity is so important to me in my artwork is because it creates a vulnerability that doesn't seem to surface in any other way. In that place of rawness and vulnerability my models are often reaching deep into places in themselves that they don't readily access otherwise. And out of that comes an ephemeral grace and gentleness, a spontaneous creativity and a beautiful sense of self.
It's not your genitals, your anus or your breasts that I need to see. It's a gentle incorporation of those parts of you into the whole that feed my artistry. The intentional covering of genitals or breasts becomes the focus of the image; a distraction from the wholeness of our bodies. When we lose the hand-bras or the cupping-hand fig leaf or the conspicuously raised leg we return our bodies to a place of oneness where no part of us is marginalized.
My eyes want to follow our bodies uninterrupted from the tops of our heads to