Wednesday, March 17, 2010

My first gay porn tree / cactus thingy - exploring "Humanism in Contemporary Sexuality"

Y'all I am trying my best to blog more frequently, folks have told me they love reading my posts and it really means a lot. Thanks for being with me on this exciting art ride. Nothing much happening this week, just working my ass off. A year and a half of catching up to do since I sort of fell off, so just doing lots of maintenance stuff.

But definitely getting out there more and you will see me more, out and about. I'm going to my friend Patrick Bowsher's concert this weekend, Sat. March 20th, 9pm. 1348 14th St, Santa Monica 90404. Patrick does different kinds of music but I love his experimental jazz. He will also play some of his rock stuff. Lineup is: 9pm, Atomik Kangaroo, 10pm Patrick Bowsher, 11pm Sure Shot Rockers, 12am Lloyd London. I'm looking forward to expanding my ear's horizons. The only reason I seem cool is cuz my friends give me a freaking clue about what's going out there in the world. lol I'm actually a little shy sometimes and I sort of have a self-diagnosed agoraphobia thing going on. So this will be fun!

I'm also supposed to get together with my homeboy Donovan B who introduced me to Dr. Michael Beckwith's Agape Spiritual Center so I'm gonna go check that out for the first time on Sunday as well. I totally need some spirituality, I just feel so crispy, crunchy, and crusty! LOL You know, like your soul is ashy or something. My soul just feels dry, I feel like an ashy Asian. lol You know what I'm talking about. *Wink

I'm supposed to get together with my collector Steve Kramer to explore gay sex world, since he commissioned me to do my first gay porn tree / cactus thingy. I told him the only way I would do it is if there was real legitimate critical theory behind why I did it. Ritual and process is important in my work, so I wanted to really be true to my craft. I mean, it's easy to slap some penises on some wood and make a cactus out of it. LOL But I really want to explore the reality of "Humanism in Contemporary Sexuality" through real research, interviewing, and observations. Cool thing is, Steve has never been to a straight strip club (why would he, he is gay) so he will be also doing that with me as well. It will be fun, I'm super excited about it now that Micky's is reopen! www.mickys.com
This place totally made me blush the first time my friend Laura took me there. All I remember was that there were lots of pink, animal print, muscles, thongs, and asses in my face. LOL! So I'm sure it will be exciting for Steve to get a lapdance from a stripper too. Will keep you posted.

The reason I decided to further explore "Humanism in Contemporary Sexuality" derives from a lecture I attended while in college at Spelman almost a decade ago (I attended Agnes Scott, the lecture was at Spelman). Gloria Steinem was there, I was so inspired. She basically said that in order to be humanist and fight for equal human rights, you have to also support women and therefore, be a feminist. And that we needed more men to support the women's movement. I couldn't agree more. I remember it as if it was yesterday. It was fascinating, inspiring, and impactful to me, leaving a strong message seen in my work. And, I even had the chance to meet Pearl Cleage too! I was surprised I even had the nerve to go up and seek her out and say hello as she sat in the audience. Pearl Cleage!! So yes, that's exactly where I'm coming from. I have to thoroughly do research and explore it across all gender roles and see what kind of revelations I get. Will keep you posted of the adventures! I think maybe Steve and I will go to Micky's then go to a straight strip club after we hit a few art openings. Should be really fun! Will tweet and post pics. Can't wait!

So that's it for now y'all lots of adventures I can't talk about yet, but stay tuned next week, should have some fun reports....hee yeee hee Have a great weekend lovelies!

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