Artists, like the rest of humanity, are like little
gods. They create objects from thin air. Choosing the materials,
selecting the medium, caressing their image into reality and into
form, each step of the journey the artist is making choices both
consciously and subconsciously bringing to life that which they
see in their mind’s eye. Once the object is complete, the
artist then looses control of that image as it becomes unleashed
into the larger world and interacted with by a wider audience.
What happens when we relinquish that control during
the creation process and become mere tools for another’s vision?
Does the integrity of the work suffer? Are we frustrated by a lack
of command over what the art will look like? It’s hard enough
for an artist to let a piece go after completion much like sending
a child away to school for the first day. This show is an exercise
in letting go of that control from the beginning.
After getting to know each other and with a burgeoning dominant/submissive
relationship unfolding, I consented to be told what images to work
on by Sir Dan Perry of Dallas. Having knowledge of my artistic style
and craft, he would provide the inspiration by either a phrase or
an actual photo to work from and I would set out to make it in my
own unique way. After the piece was finished there would be a presentation
of the piece to Sir much like a cat brings a dead bird in its mouth
to its owner for approval. It all started out as an experiment,
but quickly developed into its own series: Under Orders.
About the LA&M and the G.A.G Contemporary
The Leather Archives & Museum is dedicated to the preservation
of and access to fetish history and culture. Its eight exhibition
spaces are open to the public. The G.A.G. Contemporary Fetish Gallery
at the LA&M features works by renowned and emerging fetish artists
from around the world. Curator S.I.R. assembles erotic exhibitions
that entice and inspire all patrons from hardcore fetish enthusiasts
to the tourist voyeur.