Dangerously (bitter) Sweet Liaisons

 Posted by on July 10, 2013
Jul 102013
Dangerously (bitter) Sweet Liaisons

I first discovered Bailey because of his paintings of women from the waist down (I couldn’t help but look), but I was ultimately drawn in by combination of birds, beasts, lollipops and ladies. Eric Bailey’s work is sexy. It’s also sweet. These qualities exist above and below the surface. Flip through his portfolio and you’ll […]

Leather Storytelling: Roving Pack, a Novel

 Posted by on September 23, 2012
Sep 232012
Leather Storytelling: Roving Pack, a Novel

Imagine you’ve been kicked out of your home for being queer, and you’ve just run away with your first Daddy. The relationship doesn’t work out, and you decide to go move back to Portland, Oregon…. That is how Sassafras Lowrey’s debut novel, Roving Pack, begins. Roving Pack transports the reader to the gritty underground Portland, […]

Soft Porn – Whitney Lee’s Rugs

 Posted by on August 26, 2012
Aug 262012
Soft Porn - Whitney Lee's Rugs

Do you remember that latch-hook rug hanging on your grandma’s wall? It may have been orange and brown, with a hint of avocado. Maybe you’ve only come across them at thrift stores. You might have gotten a kit as a child and pulled those tiny pieces of yarn through their plastic frames. However you encountered […]

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Queers, Sex Workers and Renegades: A Coloring Book

What we call magic markers in North America, Australians call Textra. Have no doubt, though: Alrene Textaqueen makes magic with felt tipped pens. Textaqueen loves markers and she loves her fierce queer community. She’s spent the past ten years drawing women and genderqueer folk “un-dressed-up” in her series of portraits entitled Textranudes. Textaqueen’s work feels […]

Porcelain Figures with a Twist

 Posted by on July 23, 2012
Jul 232012
Porcelain Figures with a Twist

One thing I vividly remember from my youth is the fervor with which my mother collected Lladró…and I just didn’t get it. I wasn’t the sort that liked dolls and dress-up (though I do now), so I could not understand what it was about these porcelain sculptures that she liked so enjoyed. If my mother […]