Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Porn Again

That tired, old line about accomplishment in the arts being just 10 per cent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration is probably true but every so often inspiration has a way of insinuating itself into the imagination in unusual ways.
Yesterday, my boyfriend emailed me a pornographic photograph from Bangkok. "I saw this on a video cover in Patpong," he wrote. "It reminded me of one of your watercolours." A voluptuous European woman, naked, straddled the cock of a rotund European male as he sat in the lap of a large, ornate Thai Buddha. Another man stood above her, also naked, thrusting his rigid cock into her mouth. The pose was elaborate and over-dramatic and every detail of it was rendered in high definition. The warm, twilight, flash-enhanced colors were rich and saturated.
At first, I wondered what the hell my boyfriend was talking about. Apart from the Buddha reference and the sex, the image didn't look like anything I'd paint. And yet, for the rest of the day, I couldn't get it out of my head. Late in the afternoon, it had filtered down to my hand. I went to my desk, took the phone of the hook, turned up the hi-fi, and began to draw.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

happy new year gorgeous! Your photos are hot, love it. congrats on the auctions:)kellie