Nude

Nudes of all varieties.

Naked Nature

Naked Nature – Can getting naked save the planet?

Hey everyone, I made a video!

Does being naked connect us more with nature?
Is sexual repression connected to ecological destruction?

I asked these questions of several people and produced a video of the results. This was part of an assessment for Environmental Education as part of a Master of Environment at the University of Melbourne.

After presenting this video to the class I took off my clothes to highlight our discomfort with this aspect of nature, our own bodies, and read out the “25 Ways of to make Love to the Earth” (from the Journal of Ecosex Research, Stephens & Sprinkle 2014).

I ask:

– If we are uncomfortable with the nature of our own bodies, how can we fully connect with our ‘self’?

– Without a good connection to self, how can we connect fully with ‘other’, or nature?

– And without this connection to nature will our culture ever have sufficient empathy to protect it?

I also wrote a paper about this for Sustainability, Governance and Leadership, and might see if I can follow up with a research project,

Feedback welcome :)

Mary clay portraits

Mary by Philip Werner

Clay on skin.

Melbourne. November 2013.

 

 

Clay & Nudes – Eva

Clay nude figure study with Eva.

The Studio Brunswick
Melbourne. June, 2012.

Danni Le Fae in Clay

Danni Le Fae in Clay

The Studio Brunswick
Melbourne. February, 2012

Canon EOS 5D Mk2
EF24-70mm f/2.8
1/125 sec at F/9.0

Marble Figure – Clay on Skin

Gentle imposing presence

Filling my awareness with soft tones and shapes

Holding my attention with the mystery of the mystery of the known.

 

Marble figure #01-06

Model: Anon

The Studio Brunswick
Melbourne. February, 2012.

Mysterious Touch – Clay on Skin

Mysterious touch of unseen desires
Earth on ashes to ashes
And passionate fires

Red rust dust #01-06

The Studio Brunswick
Melbourne. February, 2012.

Katy clay

Katy – clay on skin

The Studio Brunswick
Melbourne. February, 2012.

 

 

 

Vanessa @ Sandringham

Oh, the nymph!

If truth is beauty (and reality is truth) as Plato or Socrates would have us believe then I am a devotee!

Let me attach myself to the nipple of reality and suckle for the nectar of life until death do me part.

For to live without this life would be to be dead.

Vanessa
Vignette for Android on HTC Desire
Sandringham Beach, February, 2011