It’s true. Perhaps you can check it.
Whenever I have put something on my redbubble site(s) about nudity, there have been a lot more visitors.
Well. Let’s hope they come to the Tap Gallery, in Palmer Street, Darlinghurst, in the afternoons between 6 October and 12 October, to look at the places and people, whom I have known and liked.
Not that naturists (or nudists) instantly turn into nice people, when they are naked in each others’ company. But there is a bit of truth to the idea of clothes making the man and the woman and the body being a bit of a leveller.
The irony is that I am now having an exhibition of my paintings, only a few streets away from the institution which was known as East(Old) Sydney Tech, where I was failed in painting and told by another teacher that my drawing was all wrong because, obviously, the body underneath the clothes of the models, shaped the cloth.
Surely I should know what the body underneath would look like?
Well. Actually, it wasn’t until about 15 years ago, that I got serious about naturism.
Sure! Now I have a better idea. But, then, whether textiles believe it or not, when a naturist is talking to a naturist, they (we) are not doing a body-search!
(These drawings I did, in the drawing class, during that Art Teachers Conversion course, in the very early 70s.)
Happiness is having no tan-lines, as the saying goes. But, once back in Sydney, there simply are lots of times when it’s better to wear something (usually pants).
I hope you’ll come a check out my art work to see if I understood the anatomy of the human body and how it shapes our clothes, a bit better, since, 1969-1971.
So…….hope you’ll come along to:
Tap Gallery 45 Burton St. Darlinghurst. (The other entrance is in Palmer Street.) Every afternoon 12-6 p.m.. 6-12 October.