Venus & Mars
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Sometime before #MeToo came to prominence I began the Venus and Mars portfolio of photographs. #MeToo may have some relevance to these images but they are not meant to portray serious violations of women. Instead they were created to explore the feelings, conflicts and misgivings inherent in most female/male relationships.
The nakedness of Venus signifies a woman's vulnerability in a male dominated society while it immediately indicates sexual attraction, an important component of almost all relationships.
Historically the female form has often been used in art as it is simply beautiful to both female and male viewers. For some of these images I have drawn from women of the art, history and myths that preceded today’s culture.