Let's Talk About Sex

Foreplay: I'm Funny

"Humor can be a part of everyone’s life, especially if it is in the form of art. In my body of work, I use humor and illustration to discern and engage viewers in order to open up a dialogue about gender and sexuality. My work is a social critique of sex education vividly depicted through silk screened handmade applied illustrations. Since those controversial topics have been taught only limitedly in the United States, they have grabbed my attention to address it more publicly. Methods of changing the way we learn about gender and sexuality is explored throughout my work; the subtleties can be expressed by using puns, visual cues, and humor so that they are more accessible. These illustrations are not standalone images, are applied into the context of plushes, shirts, posters, and zines." 

                                - Anabelle Souza, Let's Talk About Sex, Thesis excerpt, May 2015. 

Misconceptions: A Zine Series About Where Babies Actually Come From. 4 in. by 5 1/4 in. Silk screen with acrylic water based ink on kraft paper. 2015. From Left to Right: Vanilla Pudding Baby Recipe, Drunk Baby, Scientific Method Baby.

This zine covers the basics on how a very heterosexual couple should make a baby.

Interior page of Vanilla Pudding Baby.

Similarly, in Drunk Baby, this follows the woes of a single mother who finds herself pregnant after a very drunken romp.

Interior page of Drunk Baby

Lastly, in the Scientific Method Baby, it takes you through the very calculated decision of two moms that would very much like a baby with the help of in vitro fertilization. 

Interior page of Scientific Method baby.

Origin of Love, part I. 18 in. by 24 in. Silk screen with acrylic water based ink on french paper. 2015.

Origin of Love, part II. 18 in. by 24 in. Silk screen with acrylic water based ink on french paper. 2015.

The Birds and The Bees: The Birds. Silk screen with acrylic water based ink on cotton fabric. 2015.

The Birds and The Bees: The Bees. Silk screen with acrylic water based ink on cotton fabric. 2015.

The Birds and The Bees: Made by Nature. Silk screen with acrylic water based ink on cotton fabric. 2015.

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