Pansexual, polyamorous and posthuman: Jessica Sallay-Carrington's sculptures are smashing stigmas
NFSW: These powerful sculptures also contain graphic depictions of sex — don't say we didn't warn you!
Jessica Sallay-Carrington is an artist, a feminist and a traveller. And all three of those qualifiers make their way into her work — her sculptures are imaginative, fearless and frankly sexual. The artist asserts that the sculptures are inspired by real experiences from her life and adventures. But the carnal depictions in her work aren't meant to sensationalize; as Sallay-Carrington says, "Personal expression and freedom to be whoever you want to be and gender identity — they're all tied into my work."
Watch the video:
CONTENT WARNING: The video below contains graphic depictions of consensual sex. You might want to wait until you get home from work to watch it.
In the above video by filmmaker Duncan McDowall, you get to see inside Sallay-Carrington's studio, where she shows you her posthuman sculptures and opens up about how her focus on female sexuality gradually led to these metamorphic creatures. And she'll tell you how her sculptural practice has also become an exercise in empowerment.
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