"For 40 years, I’ve photographed myself on my birthday wearing nothing but my white Lollipop underpants, shoes and socks. I made my first Birthday Suit self-portrait in Death Valley, CA in 1974.
Without fail, I’ve faced my camera every April 22nd since then to create a coded history of one woman’s journey through time.
As a girl-child of the 1950s, I came of age before women’s lib, and wanted to buck the stereotypes of a culture that branded me a pretty girl, thin enough to be a fashion model and not much more. Armed with my camera and tripod, I found a way to define myself on my own terms in the most open, vulnerable way I could.
My long-term project will continue for as long as I live. In 2015, I turn 70. I’m currently working on a book & film about my Birthday Suits.”
— Lucy Hilmer
Aging isn’t a crime, but as we get older, society tells us to keep our bodies incarcerated.
🔴🔵 (at Creepster Sticker Villa)
Our favorite pop model, @avocadopotato 🐨 (at Cafe Stritch, 2013)
"The original piece was a look at how religion changes the images of their deities to fit new followers and I wanted to make a Jesus and Mary that would fit into the poor right wing whites in this country, or at least the stereotype of what that means. To keep with that theme I thought it would be great to print the images on a kitch item which you might find decorating the homes of the trailer park residents.
These pieces were from my solo show last year at lOAKal Gallery in Oakland, called Salvation Mini Mart. The show had to do with how religion changes over time and how Christianity in particular can change in a nation like the US which is so consumer driven.
The original pieces were done with oil on a wood panel, each has their own custom frame made from a whole car tire. The plates are printed in a Chinese factory like most goods in the US.” - Peter Adamyan
🍗🚪🍖 Making some cool stuff happen thanks in part to @josemorquecho and @chrispatton 😁
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