Wikipedia defines Censorship as the suppression of speech or other communication which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient to the general body of people as determined by a government, media outlet, or other controlling body.
For centuries in Europe, artist such as Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Botticelli to name a few, painted wonderful masterpieces that depicted the glorious beauty of the human form in all it’s splendor!! Sculptures were chiseled to perfection of the great biblical and mythical icons of that day along with adorning masterpieces that canvased the walls of the majestic cathedrals.
So…with all that being said that leaves me with one question…WHAT’S THE BIG ISSUE WITH CENSORSHIP IN AMERICA? Why do we shy away from the site of a nipple, the folds of the vagina and the curvature of the penis? I seriously believe we have blurred the lines between art and pornography so to the point that no one can really decipher the difference. I would like to change that perception with my works, even though I am yet forced to conform to what the government has established as the suitable norm, I continue to express my point of view with tasteful yet jaw dropping images.