Part of gay culture for me has always been spending time in bookstores, arcades and bathhouses cruising for anonymous sexual encounters. The Cumpig Painter series is the result of several adventures. The semen used in the paintings was collected by performing oral sex acts on anonymous men. The men had no idea their semen would be used in the creation of art. There’s about an ounce of semen in each painting.
I would allow men to ejaculate in my mouth then I would disappear to a private space to spit the semen into a small collection container. I would get the semen home and create the fire-like center of each painting using the specimens collected.
I created a blog documenting the paintings and my experiences along the way. The blog can be found at http://cumpigpainter.tumblr.com/