the erotic art, the photo album and the response
I had some unexpected challenges during and after my Vegas trip that almost broke me. I mentioned the general disappointment I had on various levels on a previous blog post. Yes, I fly like Superwoman but even us super females get taken down here and there but you push through or give up -- and that seemed part of the journey. There was a huge load of pressure to do two shows within 8 weeks and I had to do it mostly without the help or support I had originally depended on, but then, when I took this idea on it was May 2016, almost a year before delivery. A lot had changed in my life during that time and I wasn't prepared for the unexpected details and the large pressures but bravo, made it.
The good news is that it's all been worked out and I've been truly thankful for the hard work of the museum staff, plus, I'm proud of my pushing forward. The level of education this whole road trip/show/life experience has brought is priceless so, all good and well on the front of dealing with personal fears and surviving them while dealing with professional challenges and conquering those. I had to make some important choices about why this is worth it. That's my Vegas story in a nutshell, though I do want to share some fun experiences I had, which I'll do on the blog in the coming weeks.
So far the response on the show, the art itself, has continued to be truly uplifting, pardon the pun. I've received great comments about how fantastic the art is, mostly via personal emails and contact, and a few via social media. Various adjectives are repeated, "beautiful", "sexy", "erotic", and one person called the work "raw". I'll compile a list. Everyone is drawn to it from a slightly different perspective, which is awesome because that's what sexuality is, different for everyone. Personally, as the artist, I like to hear those perspectives.
Important Links :
- Here's the Erotic Heritage Museum website so you can learn about them and see my feature on their webpage, which I'm very grateful for and thrilled about. I'm in the exhibits section and mentioned on the blog. The director, Victoria Hartmann, Ph. D. is working on creating more educational programming to locals and visitors so I think it's a worthy newsletter signup or bookmark, at least. Their most active social media platform is Twitter @EroticMuseumLV.
- Here's the link to the Back It Up show in Savannah. I noticed the link was password protected when I sent out my last email. I thought I removed it so pardon I missed that. If you didn't make it to that show, view the art online anytime.
- Here's the link to the Back It Up art itself, and Art Porn if you haven't seen that.
- Please pass on these art links to anyone you think might enjoy them, buy them or anyone visiting Vegas. The show is up til Sept 30th.
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I've been thinking about the next way to go with the sexual art, the 3rd edition of Art Porn. I have some ideas but they need more time to formulate, which is good: I'm exhausted.
I'll leave you with a chuckle from Las Vegas. :)