Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Turn-on’s and Edible Friends explores alternative sexual behavior. Societal standards have an overwhelming interest in imposing judgment upon sexual identity. The imagery is influenced by taboo and peculiar sexual fetishes. Animal personifications of the fetish are used as satire to detach the viewer from the action, and also as a metaphor for the reins with which the general public takes control over our private relationships. Thus the work becomes confrontational with the viewer and forces them to question their perceptions and comforts about sexual identity.
Document Availability at the Time of Submission
Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.
Henderson, Matthew Ryan, "Turn-on's and edible friends: an imaginal menagerie" (2012). LSU Master's Theses. 1330.