A painting from the series 'Dirty Dirty Love' exploring modern relationships, the taboo and the mundane.
In the title "B and N" stands for "Becky and Neomi" the two girls pictured (I just could not fit the whole thing in the title caption above).
And why is this considered "Dirty?" Well the title is ironic on purpose - it's intent is to take issues normaly deamned "deviant" and present it in a light more common place and purposefully mundane in order to inspire dialog about why said issue is "deviant" in the first place.
With Becky and Neomi I wanted to address a penchant, in America at least, to accept a level of lesbianism in a sexually desirable manner. The image of two women in the throws of intimacy is widely exploited as something to be celebrated - as long as both women are young and beautiful. Yet, if you were to take the same image and replace it with two men, you'd get a widely different reaction. Here, what I wanted to do was challenge this notion by depicting a quiet, tender, yet non-sexual moment in the life of these two women. By positioning them in such away that the relationship is automatically called into question, we begin to look at them differently, as people, not merely as objects of sexual desire.