|elements of bullying captured by Cathy Rycroft?|
At the heart of it all, art captures one person's interpretation of the world surrounding them. This is why creating art, choosing to reveal it and appreciation of the various genres is a truly personal experience.
|cultural inspiration or political tirade? by Vicki Allesia|
|too much emphasis on body hair? by Pat De Couto|
"Think of the children," is the usual excuse given.
|too cheeky? provocative to bears? by Tom Reid|
So which body parts are OK, and how much? And what about religious, violence, political or other sensibilities? A recent encounter with censorship within the society got some of us wondering. Luckily we haven't had to tell Michelangelo to move into a different subject matter but should we be concerned with what our members choose to create? It's a topic that most cooperative artist societies face and it's difficult to confine to only one definition of "what is appropriate" without limiting artistic growth and exploration only to subjects suitable for children.
|twin orbs - far too suggestive? by Sandra Ho|
Our gallery space isn't suitable for exploration of hard core imagery, but is a little butt cheek or areola going too far?
|eye-wateringly fine detail - fetish or medical illustration? from Myrta Hayes|