Food as Sex
I was born in Fujian, China. I moved to New York in 2012. I started "Food as Sexual" two years ago. I was inspired by Irving Penn who used daily subjects to achieve simple and artistic images of food. That is what I am trying to achieve on my project. to discover the connection between food and sexual, I simply set up the food with white background and light them up. My aim is to produce a minimalist yet impactful image.
As a teenager, all the knowledge I learned was through school, books and the internet. I did not talk about sexual education at home. People might believe that talking about sex is a dirty thing, and the human body is ugly. In China, sex is usually associated with marriage. Homosexuality is a thing that is not accepted by most people, even if not everyone understands it. Sex has become a mysterious thing. People are confused about what the correct concept of sex is. Instead of showing the human body directly, I am using food to represent it, which is more comfortable to me in my traditional moral value. I was surprised at the similarities between food and the human body. I want to explore the possibilities of making food as sexual in my art in order to show people who have the same culture background as me the beauty of sex, and to show the importance of having a healthy view of sex.