Friday, April 22, 2011
Finally sat down to render this image that I had.
In my mind, it's about casual manipulation. Putting up a front as an endemic part of culture, even when it comes to those exchanges which are thought to be the most intimate and communication-based.
Folks often read it as "the game" of sexuality and sexual experience, which I think is a valid interpretation. If anything, I think that this reading supports my theme. Folks regularly think of sex and relationships in terms of game stratagems. I think the catch-22 is that intimate sexual relations invariably have foundations in the sexual "game". Relationships are founded on fronts and strategy, in an almost business and market-like atmosphere.
A Smashing Pumpkins line comes to mind: "Love, it's who you know."