An almost fetishistic collage art piece from slay my art.

This piece reminds us of an interview with Kate Nash:

The reasons I have not done a “scandalous photo shoot” are simple.
1. Because it has nothing to do with my work or art.
2. Because I think it’s dumb, and
3. Because I don’t see it as a particularly sexy thing to do.
I think that Nuts magazine is tasteless and ridiculous, I think someone who sends in a picture of their “tits” to be rated by a magazine is insecure and their boyfriend must be a total dick.

I spend so much time as a woman in a man’s world trying to get the world to judge me on anything other than my breasts and body shape that I couldn’t possibly throw it all away so recklessly; all that hard work gone in the flash of a camera. And guess what? I don’t feel suppressed by this, or unsexy! I don’t feel the need to tone down on my femininity either. I am liberated by many things. By punk women in history, by Suffragettes and Suffragists and Bikini Kill; by my girlfriends, genius glitter queen Brigitte Aphrodite, poet Laura Dockrill, artist Sarah Maple, actress and writer Sarah Solemani, singer/songwriter Soko, and amazing teen band Supercute! By The Cribs political, smart, feminist and refreshing views in the rock scene. By the fact that I live in a world where I can be free sexually, I can wear revealing clothing if I want to, I can buy condoms, go on the pill, get the coil, talk about sex, write about it and keep it to myself if I wish.

I just don’t see why being “sexy” in a very commercial sense of the word has to come into me being a musician or being creative. I’d prefer to talk about women and men who’ve changed my life and should change the lives of others. I want to keep creating, to make things, to write better than I did before, to play my instruments more, to hone skills, to travel and read books. I want to learn how to use my sewing machine, to cook better, to make my live show more raw, more passionate, more exciting. I want to make albums, to act, to explode for goodness sake! I have so much to give that isn’t based on my breast size or sex appeal.

I just don’t see why being “sexy” in a very commercial sense of the word has to come into me being a musician or being creative. I’d prefer to talk about women and men who’ve changed my life and should change the lives of others. I want to keep creating, to make things, to write better than I did before, to play my instruments more, to hone skills, to travel and read books. I want to learn how to use my sewing machine, to cook better, to make my live show more raw, more passionate, more exciting. I want to make albums, to act, to explode for goodness sake! I have so much to give that isn’t based on my breast size or sex appeal.

When it comes to making art and living I try to soak up good and make my own version of good. I don’t excuse shitty rock-star behaviour from anyone. I don’t buy “hey, a man can do it and get away with it, so just call me a rock star”. Neither do I believe in making life choices on what will sell more records (and I have been told in the past if I had less opinions I would), I don’t care, as far as I’m concerned.

What history has taught me is that intelligence and art will always be remembered. I am free to care or not to care about being sexy at any time, and I am free to offer and be offered something more real. Real sexiness is about confidence, intelligence, mystery, art and passion. So I guess I do care about being sexy then, though I’m not sure I’m comfortable with that terminology, seeing as most people don’t seem to agree with my definition of the word.

Source Independent

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Real sexiness is about art, mystery and intelligence

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