In a delightful and most welcomeÂ follow upÂ to my last blog post about the ways to distinguish an erotic artist, I had this response almost immediately fromÂ an art model/collector of mine in America, who sent it in reply to my 15 point list.
Fifteen ways to distinguish an erotic art model/collector:
1.Â S/he has strong self-esteem.
2.Â S/he is independent of societal convention.
3.Â S/he is comfortable with his/her nude body.
4.Â S/he understands and accepts nuance and deliberate ambiguity.
5.Â S/he knows the mind is the primary sex organ.
6.Â S/he is open about his/her interest in, and enjoyment of, sex.
7.Â S/he appreciates the power of suggestion.
8.Â S/he sees the nakedÂ human form in inanimate objects.
9.Â S/he finds the diffused light from an open window a compelling reason to disrobe and pose.
10.Â S/he has a camera with a self-timer shutter release and a tripod.
11.Â S/he hangs erotic art where it may enhance his/her own sexual pleasures.
12.Â S/he is accustomed to awkward silences when vanilla guests view his/her collection.
13.Â S/he is proud to point outÂ the works s/he modeled for.
14.Â S/he is not embarrassed to take his/her eroticÂ paintingsÂ to be framed.
15.Â S/he is delighted when the artist uses a painting s/he inspired to promote her own work!
So, how many of these describe you?