As an artist I regard the photos I post as both Art and a contribution to positive aging and body positivity. (I’m 64 and waver between size 16 – 20).
This is the first post in a series of artworks which arises from a recent post by Tabitha Rayne entitled “Another One Bites The Dust”. Tabitha documented the closure of an erotic artist Topaz Paul’s Instagram account… (To see some of Topaz’ work click on her Reconfigure website her Tumblr site, here or her new defiant Instagram site here)
This was a post that I immediately reblogged in a state of high dudgeon.
I noted at the time that Social Media’s hidebound and hypocritical attitudes offended me as a woman, an artist and a blogger. I also mentioned that about six weeks ago FB had instantaneously rejected a photo of mine which showed a nipple – on my Private FB account.
Update: Social Target Artwork 1. got through FB!
Interestingly my recent collage did not get deleted from FB…
So I determined to stage ongoing protests, starting this week with a series of individual images which I will use to test some boundaries…
There is also an “official” movement you may wish to contribute group images to: #freethenipple or check out the website Free the Nipple