I strongly believe that sensuality is an integral and essential part of us all. It is fundamental to how we experience ourselves, one another and every little bit of nature.
One of the best ways to investigate and express sensuality is through flowers. They strongly radiate the essence of sensuality with their exotic fragrances, marvelous colors and curvaceous forms.
I have made the series sensuality to express fundamental sensual emotions, to make us take a look at our own sensuality and to comment on our increasing inability to live with a natural and healthy attitude towards sensuality and sexuality.
On the immediate visual level, the images are portraits of flowers. As portraits, these are not picture perfect images that simply glorify the beauty of the flowers. They are intimate portraits that create an atmosphere of personality for each flower and express the inherent sensual qualities of flowers.
On an emotional level, the images act as mirrors for reflection of our own sensuality. When we look closely at flowers our sensual emotions get stirred as we react to their organic beauty, softness and virility, and as we discover the abundant repetition of sensual human shapes and forms. If we let these emotions flow and evolve they will lead us to a heightened sensual awareness and an intimate view into our own sensuality.
On an intellectual level, the images encourage us to think about how we view sensuality. While an empty shell of sex permeates our lives through commercials and entertainment, substantial parts of society have great troubles with accepting our own sensuality in a natural way. In this context, it is pretty humorous to realize that flowers are the reproductive organs of the plants they grow on.
So, while we have a hard time dealing with our own sensuality it is fully customary, respectable and even expected to perform the act of literally giving one another explicit and fragrant sexual organs as a token of compassion and affection.
It is extremely important that we treasure the gift of life and form a natural relationship with our own sensuality. Acceptance and enjoyment of our sensual emotions are key ingredients for exciting experiences and may instill us with a youthful optimism and passion for life.