Chatting with a male friend the other day, he made the comment that everything I do is sexy. “I wish” I replied and he said that as far as he was concerned, it was the case (and he’s certainly known me longer than most people). So perhaps I am, I’d like to think I was (don’t we all??) but he went on to say that I was “Psychoerotic” and since I was pretty sure he’d made that word up on the spur of the moment, I questioned what it meant – “Having the ability to plant the erotic in someones mind” he said. Mmmmm….. ok, interesting thought – I certainly like the description, so I’ll keep it! So I’ve been thinking about what he said, and the thoughts appeal to me, that I have an ability to plant the erotic in someones head through my art. That’s certainly what I strive to do. I like people, I like the interaction of people, I like to hint at sex, the erotic, the suggestion of pleasure.
But I can see what he means when I look at my latest drawing (done a couple of days before his comments, incidentally). I wanted to do a sexy image of a woman inviting a lover to join her. I particularly liked the idea of just a hint of interesting and intriguing bright red on an otherwise black and white image, it makes the image far sexier! The white high-lighting the skin of the woman’s thighs and buttocks, as the rest of her body fades into the black background. She languidly lies back looking at the viewer, her smile an invitation to join her, as she gently raises a leg and pulls off her red panties. I loved doing the drawing, and needless to say it’s called “Invitation”!!
So maybe he’s right – I am psychoerotic – what do you think?