“I am treating materials like living organisms in my work. For example, a piece of wood is not mere material substance. In my creative vision and practice, it represents the opportunity to merge with other elements. Using polyester, I alienate its appearance and surfaces, as if it had been sculptured. The fusion of the various components stamps the final work piece with its unique character. In the act of artistic creation, I like to think of my pieces as ‘being born’…”
Published by by Farameh Media, Design Behind Desire is a beautifully conceived work of art about wanting, longing, yearning, generating and fulfilling of a highly sexual and erotic nature and, as an entity within itself, becomes an object of desire as each sensuously laden page is turned. Many of the striking objects that are depicted are quite dark, some bondage inspired, some surreal, others delicate. There are voluptuous pieces and there are eccentric ones, but never the less brilliant creations. All are united in the strength of their vision, conceptual depth and a high degree of craftsmanship with desire and sexuality at their core.
Traversing the pages of Design Behind Desire the heat rises as you explore desire through the three chapters and phases; Generating, Contemplating and Fulfilling. Hidden within Fulfilling desire, you also discover the Cabinet of Desire; a beautifully photographed volume immersed.