Bad Curtain  

  Charcoal on Paper, Painter’s Tape   
  44” x 76”   
Erotic art not only serves as a representation of how we experience pleasure, but it is a window to the more socially dishonorable aspects of life such as addiction or deviance. Bad Curtain is exactly what the name states, a shoddy paper drapery which exposes a side of my character that is concealed most of the time. This large scale work is intended to be displayed in a white-cube setting, going against the grain of what is traditionally acceptable. This cartoon-orgy rendered in charcoal (a material typically thought of as academic), painter’s tape (a pre-development tool), and cheap paper come together in this piece to challenge viewer’s modern-day notions of what is deemed “Fine Art”.