Mexican-American Gothic (2010) by Santiago Forero

To suggest that one’s belly, body hair or tattoo is ‘distasteful’ and should therefore be covered in the name of etiquette is the very worst sort of body fascism. If your children are traumatised by the sight of a fat person in a bikini, a bit of cellulite or a caesarean scar, then may I tentatively suggest that you aren’t raising them correctly. If seeing someone hairy wearing something skimpy renders you ‘unable to eat your lunch’ then I’m afraid my diagnosis of the problem is with your brain, not their body.


After Kissing120mm filmMarch 2014

Paul Signac (French, 1863-1935), Les Diablerets (L’Oldenhorn et le Bécabesson), 1903. Oil on canvas, 65 x 81 cm.

Shimotsuke Kurokamiyama Kirifuri no Taki (下野黒髪山きりふりの滝) / The Kirifuri Waterfall on Mount Kurakami in Shimotsuke Province, Katsushika Hokusai / 葛飾 北斎. Japanese (1760 - 1849) (From the series Shokoku taki meguri  諸国瀧巡り [A Tour of Japanese Waterfalls]