In an artistic exploration of Fashion’s BETRAYAL and Art’s ACCEPTANCE of sexuality, Fine Artist Shawn P. Griffin and RAVEN+ROSE collaborate in a creative endeavour that coincides with Art Week, Art Basel and Art Central in Hong Kong.
FIND OUT MORE…
In the exclusive interview below, read about how Shawn P. Griffin grew the flowers for this shoot, how he challenges the concept of pornography and his great ‘Uh-HU!’ moment during creating these collages.
“Why can something not be both
sexual and beautiful
without being thought of as
pornographic or shameful.”
What was the message you wanted to portray with your R+R X Shawn P. Griffin images?
The imagery is strongly phallic but also very feminine, what is the suggestion behind this?
“The suggestion behind this is looking at ones own sexuality as a beautiful thing, and not something that should be shamed or viewed as “abnormal”. The floral yet phallic anthuriums used stirs symbolism of androgyny as well as causing the viewer to question how they view sexuality as a whole. Why can something not be both sexual and beautiful without being thought of as pornographic or shameful.”
Is there a line between Fashion and Art, if so where do you see it drawn?
What were some of the most enjoyable moments creating these images? What were some of the more challenging?
To be confident in one’s own sexuality, what do you think is needed?
Do you think sexuality in 2017 is at a place of revolution in the West in comparison to how it has been portrayed in the past?
BUY LIMITED EDITION PRINTS