Using material that pushes boundaries has made me want to look into artists that do the same.
Annie Sprinkle came up in my research as an artist with a big past and not afraid to show it. Formally a dancer, pornographic actress, cable television host, porn magazine editor, writer and sex film producer.
Sprinkle’s work has always been about sexuality, with a political, spiritual, and artistic bent. In December 2005, she committed to doing seven years of art projects about love with her wife and art collaborator, Beth Stephens. They call this their Love Art Laboratory. Part of their project was to do an experimental art wedding each year, and each year had a different theme and color. The seven-year structure was adapted to their project by invitation of artist Linda M. Montano.
Annie’s work is very feminist in my eyes, it reminds me of Georgia’s work, evolves very much around women and women’s sexuality. As you can see from two of her images below, they both relate to nature – a very feminine thing on its own, but then the open legged women with the flowers, ironic – deflowering. The image below shows what is meant to depict a female being dominated – I’m personally not a massive fan of the work, I believe it to be too dramatic/ over the top and corny, however it links to my research of looking into artists that like to try and test boundaries – also feminist artists.