This piece has been through numerous iterations, none of which I felt true connection to. The irony being, this piece is very much about ‘the sensual female’ in her element. On first understanding of what that term means, most look towards sexuality and an aesthetic. Sure, I can claim that I am a sexual woman and it’s something I can’t wash off. In another light, at its core, is a feeling and a way of being.
In its original form, the piece was soft, cloud like and spoke about desire, the give and take in unions, and actually, sex. However, there was a realisation, as though I’d placed a sensor over my image, and how intense my personal world truly is. There was a need to remove an overcast of where to be understood, there had to be another energy playing off my own.
It would be wrong to limit the term ‘sensual’ to only its yang (masculine) counterpart needs. The sensual yin energy, can exist in itself, without limit, without need to spend on anything else other than herself. We would be fools to think desire starts and ends with such a limited palette.