Sunday, 13 December 2009
Another bit of sketching/mapping done while reading "The Outer Fringe of Sex" by Maurice North. Wondered if Maurice was writing from personal experience. Is this book a literary equivalent of the "White Coater"? Mind you he refers to "nearly twenty years of investigating this phenomenon of rubber fetishism" (I don't know why I'm so surprised by this length of time as it's how long my own interest has been....erm ....fermenting.)He includes lots of lovingly detailed descriptions of rubbery materials and costume, as well as chronicling magazines ("Macked and Manacled", "Macintosh Monthly", "Impermeable Delectable"), adverts ("Rainwear Model available evenings"), the history of rubber wear and intriguing euphemisms, such as Slim Wear,"Venetian Cloth" etc
It's doing stuff like this, doodling almost, that can throw up good ideas for other Swat friends. This cage-headed lady is something that re-occurs again and again, a variation of here will be turning up in the Swat 'comic book' stories I've got lined up.
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Yes! Rubberfish Prints is now officially online.
After animating Ms Swat and her friends since 1998 on the Rubberfish site, I turned to making these prints for fans and other interested people. I previously sold them to friends, and then bracnhed out into the art fair circuit which led me to show at some galleries. I concentrated on larger canvases for a while and I hope to bring these online at a later date, although I think the shipping might prove a little prohibitive, but these smaller paper prints have a (fetishistic) charm all of their own.
One of a series of sketches I did as notes while reading :"The Outer Fringe of Sex": A study in sexual fetishism; (Forum studies in sexual behaviour) by Maurice North, kindly given to me a few years ago by my friend Tom. The book is a collection of essays on the subject of rubber fetishism, written in 1970.