Lizabeth Eva RossofXtube Screen Shot, oil, 36 x 47, 2009
Hand painted in China. These are paintings from a screen grab of my assistant Kelly Flynn's performance of 'Eye Candy' on XTube. Eye Candy Video (through the peep-hole)
Words of 8 letters or less are eaten into Necco Candy Buttons. A video of the making is hosted on a 'adult' web 2.0 site called X-tube.Slut Me Fantasy/ AKA:The Debut of Kelly Flynn
As Daniel Joseph Martinez states, “This was a performance for the camera.”
When I moved to San Francisco in 1997 I was told that Halloween there was the ‘Holiest’ of days. This is true. I was also told that no matter what I decided to be, I would be a slut. A zombie slut, an elf slut, a mermaid slut, a witch slut, a pumpkin slut... No matter what, a slut. It was a ‘free pass night’ for all girls, even the ‘good’ ones, and I couldn’t avoid it. No matter what, a slut. That Halloween, after many failed attempts for something sexy like glitter or snow, I went to the parties as a high school gym teacher. Clip board, Dodge Ball, whistle, ill fitting sweat pants and white sneakers. Not sexy. Or so I thought.
In the fall of 2007, one decade and a lifetime of romantic and sexual identity crises, I decided I needed to re-find, redefine and re-empower my ‘sexual’ self concept. I needed a free pass, for life, for me, for real. I went to a sex shop and bought as many ‘costumes’ as would fit into my car. I crawled into the skins of the pre-fabricated ‘ideal’ women. My size 12 body... (USDA average woman’s body) squeezed into the costumes normally modeled by woman half my size. The outcome was a fabulous photo shoot that so far has been published as a 2008 pin-up calendar.