So far my final project, I want to work on a body of art I have not dealt with yet, and have been thinking of doing for quite a while, but have not gotten the chance.  As of recently my roommate and a friend have been delving into wheatpasting.  I’ve always wanted to do it but never had the chance until just a few weeks ago.  I think its a fantastic medium to broadcast your art, ideas, emotions, etc.  The possibilities are literally endless when choosing a subject, and understanding the canvas is crucial to the layout of your print.  I wanted to do something different, something I’ve never really seen before.  I’m tired of staying inside my comfort box, and I think this project is the best way to do that.  For my subject, I’m going to work with gay pornographic images, with text overlaying.  The images will be rather graphic, of up close hardcore penetration,in order to convey my subtle message.  Yes, the images will be a major part of the overall design, but what i don’t want is for the viewer to immediately disregard the print as just straight porn, rather art.  To do this i will incorporate text, and i’m thinking “never ending fun”, to be heavily repeated in a circle, around the image. The sex acts will be very obviously unprotected, and happening in a roundabout circle, to give to “never ending” feeling.  What I want to viewer to take from the print is that sex has become something we have no control over, and in turn is affecting our well being (HIV/Aids), and we can’t seem to stop it.  This is something that I see on a daily basis, whether it be from friends, strangers, whatever.  Despite what most think, solicitation for sex (largely unprotected) and drugs has become a normalcy for me.  I feel its sad to see that sex and aids has basically defined our community, and we’ve let it virtually run our lives for us, and relied on it for friendship and camaraderie.  This can’t be said about everyone, I know, but it’s just how i’ve felt lately, and doing artwork like this is in a few therapeutic? from a certain standpoint, and lets me think about my own purpose and wellbeing.  Opening up my ideas to the public through this work, on walls, visually allows people to see hiv/aids/porn/sex in a whole new light and challenges the viewer to think!

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