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Sunday, July 29, 2012

ten years of standing still

for a period of ten years I have been posing naked for artists and art students in eight different post secondary art institutions with more than 100 instructors.
the experience has been rewarding and interesting and has included a session which was a fundraiser for one of the institutions where alcohol was served.
suddenly one of the patrons who appeared quite inebriated, placed himself in front of me facing the audience, with a bottle of beer in one hand pulled his pants down and slurred "I can do this too"
the money was not the greatest and working conditions were dismal.
little space heaters competed often with floodlights for power resulting in tripped switches.
expectations from instructors as well as students were sometimes unrealistic, unreasonable.
the erotic ambiance was  often so thick you could slice it with a knife.
nubile young female models were at times handsomely paid for striking rather sensual poses after the official sessions had ended.
said one instructor:"a naked butt sticking in the air is more interesting than a wolf"
still, it was an honour to have become the subject of paintings by two of Alberta's major artists, dean smale for his painting ode to edo, and Tessa nunn's  man in yellow robe (both can be seen further down on this blog)
one of the institutions bestowed upon me a certificate and a watch for ten years of naked service to its visual arts program
and, no, I never gave anyone the satisfaction of seeing the erect state of my penis as so many of my young colleagues do.
but my large nipples seemed to be a subject of art and conversation, with one instructor musing :" my, those nipples are a distraction"
as a committed anti-circumcision activist I was especially thrilled to use this vehicle to celebrate the uncut cock .