At Peace. Phone Cases. It started a totally vaginal conversation in a restaurant full of children and families -- fun stuff. Gay men and vaginas -- historically, the two are worlds apart. Maciel Cantelmo. Robert Mankoff. We really love the collection and all the things it makes us think about.
So what happens when you ask a gay man to sit down and draw one?
It is up to the viewer to look at the project critically and start having ideas about what it means that this prompt even interests people and what the artwork and it's organization in the book says about us, the artists, bodies, language, and our time and culture. Shannon asked my boyfriend, who was also at the table, to draw one. Douglas Simonson. Is this project an attempt to get gay men to confront those stereotypes and any truth behind them and, if so, how?