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The Adipositivity Project 2023 Wall Calendar: Artists Edition!

BySubstantia Jones

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What has acrylic paint, oil pastels, watercolor, graphite, collage, digital media, gouache, colored pencil, hand-carved lino, Nepalese paper, oil-based ink, golden watercolor, and a dozen works of art by 11 artists from 5 countries, each using an Adipositivity image as reference? The 2023 Adipositivity Project Wall Calendar, that’s what! Welcome to the inaugural photo-free edition, featuring pieces created by artists who submitted them to our first-ever calendar art contest, the winners of which are smished into these glossy pages, waiting to jolly well tell you what day it is. All year long. Fat nudes for the purposes of titillation or hate aren’t hard to find. (Nothin’ wrong with titillation, but hate can eat my shorts.) However! Non-exploitative, respectfully captured photographs of naked fat people just being naked fat people are too rare. Many years ago, after happily approving countless artists’ requests to use my photographs as reference for their art, I began putting the word out that any artist may do so, as long as it’s not used for commerce or ridicule. My aim has always been to normalize positive and neutral depictions of fat people with my photographs. So any art using my work as its inspiration only amplifies that mission, yes? Thus was the motivation for the 2023 Adipositivity Wall Calendar: Artists Edition! If you dig it, let me know. I’ll do it again. Me? I dig it. A lot. SEE PREVIEW IMAGES AND REFERENCE PHOTOS HERE: The Winning Artists Are: Kay Hyatt (any pronouns), UK David "Moko" James (he/him), US Fat Joy Ink (she/her), France Aurofa’I (they/them), US Hally Thornton (she/her), US Nisha Patel (she/her), Treaty 6 Territory, Canada Chantel Clausen (they/them), Canada Jody Linn (she/her), Canada Hayley Jackson-Telford (she/her/them/they/ia), Aotearoa / New Zealand Ivy Cardinal (she/her), Canada Allison Tunis (she/they), Canada The artists' media, websites, and Instagram handles are on the calendar's back cover. And prints are for sale at! This year's side beneficiary is Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Enjoy your calendar. Enjoy your 2023. And thank you for supporting The Adipositivity Project every year since 2007! Substantia Jones ©2022


Publication Date
Nov 9, 2022
Art & Photography
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
By (author): Substantia Jones


Interior Color
US Letter Landscape (11 x 8.5 in / 279 x 216 mm)

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