Thank you for the feedback. I love feedback, especially if it’s critical.
I realize the photoshopped picture of a woman suggestively licking a baby’s foot is perhaps jarring. In fact, I made it and posted it for that very reason. I create images, poetry and art meant to be unsettling. And, hopefully, a tad more nuanced than plain ol “creepy.” This aint pedophilia. That would be unfortunate. Maybe I should change the woman’s face into a skull?
So, why would I cross contaminate a sweet innocent baby with sex?
My stimulus behind making this image is the incessant marketing of babies and children, whether it be mothers on social media or giant corporations on TV. People really think babies are incredibly special. It’s kinda like how Christian rock bands sing about lovin’ Jesus so much you begin to question if they‘re trying to get into Jesus’s pants.
Besides this little “vague” piece isn’t about how awesome babies are or aren’t. It’s about a couple that can’t have a baby, living in a world where people constantly, thoughtlessly, bark, “When you gonna have a baby?”
I guess I tried not to be too obvious. I tried to make it a bit of a puzzle. Perhaps I’m trying to sell you something like people on facebook try to convince everyone their life is wonderful, or the TV ads try to infect you with a strange longing for an item you didn’t even know existed. Cupcakes for the unconscious. A fever dream. A completely random thought. A funny joke remembered at a funeral.
I do like your implication that I’m not awake when I make such things. That it’s all some unconscious creation. Maybe I am just a puppet acted upon by a lurid mad muse designed to infect reality with an insane thought virus. That sounds kinda fun. Perhaps even interesting.