School of Art and Design
This series of photographs explores the relationships between color and sexual desire through elaborate scenes involving fruit, people, and objects grouped together according to color theory. This work focuses on common color patterns, tones, and hues to give depth within each individual image. This series is a reinterpretation of the biblical story about the Garden of Eden and the Forbidden Fruit from the Tree of Knowledge. Many speculate that the Forbidden Fruit is a metaphor and euphemism for sex, which is a strong theme for my work. The ambiguity of the models provokes conversation about censorship and identity. This work is a playful way to break down taboos surrounding sex and help normalize discussions about sexuality.
Northern Illinois University
Anders, Briana N., "Forbidden Fruit" (2021). Student Projects. 12.