When a life drawing
Gets eroticized –
I call it a lust drawing
05.06.16 – 05.14.16
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
When doing life drawings, you have to avoid sexualizing the subject. Never mind the distraction from drawing, it’s neither healthy psychologically nor socially. If you sexualized the subject, some people can likely sense it even if you don’t let on with sounds or such. You give off pheromones. Your eyes and facial expressions will be unusual compared to others. You will probably heat up a bit and maybe flush. We’ve developed these reactions and sensory perceptions to arousal for our evolutionary needs.
I do draw some erotic art, but I do those drawings from Internet photos, not real life models. So what I’m saying in the poem isn’t yet a true life experience for me, never having eroticized a life drawing in the true sense of the idea where a live model is present. However, I do eroticize the nude subject in the photos for my drawings, and someday, I hope to do life drawings with an intimate partner whereby I can legitimately eroticize her while drawing her. I have only been in life drawing for 3 months to this point and have not had a partner in those three months.
The H-series poems comprise of haiku composed while I was not engaged in some activity during which I frequently composed poetry. That is why these are called the Inactive Haiku collection.