Mark I. Chester

Diary of a Thought Criminal

Jacob © 1996 by Mark I. Chester
from "Diary of a Thought Criminal" 1989-1995
45 photographs - 11"x14" matted to 16"x20"

A dark explicit diary of photographic images that explore the meaning of eros in San Francisco in the early 1990s. It's just my luck (grin) that without even trying my work met three of Sen. Jesse Helms' oxymoronic categories for obscene art (art that is explicitly sexual, homosexual and radically sexual) banning the NEA from supporting artists or institutions interested in exploring sexual artwork. The categories are oxymoronic since legally *art* can't be obscene.