In this blog you’ll be the first to explore no less than three new shunga pieces by Jeff Faerber (1974). In the first one we see a rare portrayal of a lesbian couple (sporting a striking octopus tattoo) having a sensual cucumber party, then a straight scene with a self-absorbed Tinder couple, and lastly a sock hop of a loving couple near a classical brass incense burner with foo-dog ornaments.
‘A decadent tryst unfolded as the two vegans yearned for bodily sustenance as they drank aromatic tea and sandwiched a cucumber‘ (June 2021)
Jeff’s comment: “I’ve been wanting to include some more fun props as recently, most of mine have been tech related and getting a bit repetitive. So I thought veggies would be fun. Also, I have not done that many lesbian shungas and figured it was time.”
Short Attention Spans
Jeff’s comment: “For the tinder piece, I was just thinking about how short attention spans are and even when we are doing enjoyable things, we get distracted and wonder about the NEXT enjoyable thing. And online dating is like a conveyor belt of options that can be ridiculous and fun at the same time.”
Jeff’s comment: “There is less of a concept here, other than I think having sex in fun socks can be fun. And the traditional Japanese robes feels so high brow and elegant that matching them with kiddie apparel is quite the pairing.”
Click HERE for earlier blogs on Jeff’s shunga…!!
Jeff Faerber’s paintings are available in his gallery…!!
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