My latest work addresses a rather sensitive subject – Penises made out of tailoring patterns. The work of 8 phalluses are titled John Thomas, and in no way created to offend my viewer or critique, but to display raw masculinity & sexuality out on display, as did artists Robert Mapplethorpe and Gilbert & George .
I am also very grateful to Saatchi.com for featuring John Thomas – 4 in their affordable originals art collection.
Blurb about the work: Suits are the predominant international uniform of men in positions of power. The suit serves as a sartorial euphemism for male authority. Does Sir dress left or right? This charming tailoring euphemism has a fascinating equivalent in radiology. The John Thomas sign refers to the orientation of a penis in an anteroposterior x-ray. Curiously the John Thomas sign will nearly always point towards a hip fracture. Hormazd Narielwalla takes discarded tailoring patterns and makes their masculinity shockingly explicit. His pattern collages of penises serve as x-rays through the suit revealing the manhood within. Does the viewer see them as proud or ridiculous? Perhaps, like the x-ray, John Thomas exposes the vulnerability a suit conceals.
Dimensions of collage artworks: 16.5″ X 11.7″, paper, archival inkjet print, spray paint, original tailoring patterns, found newspaper headlines, 2012.
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