Taboos, then, have an all-encompassing quality

Taboos, Then, Have an All-Encompassing Quality
Silk, cotton, paper
2017

Aspects of a Person’s Sexuality are Established Early in Life
Silk, cotton, paper
2017

Self Loving People Have Greater Internal Resources to Draw Upon
Silk, cotton, paper
2017

I was donated the book Anal Pleasure and Health by Jack Morin as part of my project. The owner of the book met me for coffee and we talked about the symbolism of this book in his life, and why it’s important to him. In his early 30s he had the realization that he was bisexual, and his family was not accepting of his sexual identity. His niece (who was in her 20s) gave him her book as a token of acceptance. Shortly thereafter, she was killed in a car accident. This book sat on my shelf for six months while I tried to work out how to honour it. Unlike many of my objects, this object is born from grief and not heartbreak. The subject matter was difficult to tackle: Self acceptance of his own sexuality, and trying to have the acceptance of those closest to you.

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