I say that I'm a modest man
But there’s no difference ‘tween modest and
Vainly knowing -- not supposing --
That I’m knowingly just posing!
I say that I hate flattery
But love when people flatter me.
This is one of four ensembles I created for my art installation at the Oceanside Museum of Art, Birds of a Different Feather. The installation features male garments as the centerpieces of dioramas portraying different bird-inspired characters. In addition to the stationary installation pieces, I took the garments out for a photo shoot on live models, to capture the personalities intended by the costumes. Modeled by Tito, photographed by Jason Martinez.
This piece, The Peacock, was inspired by Freddie Mercury and Francis Roberts (band leader of San Diego band King Gorm). Peacocks know where it’s at: if you’ve got it, flaunt it. There’s nothing sexier than confidence and some eyeliner.
Modeled by Tito, photographed by Jason Martinez. Poetry by me.