Thomas:

In the first place I don't consider your work self conscious. You seem to be defending something that you in fact are not doing. Your work is far from what I'm referring to in my initial post. Your work celebrates in the best possible way the human form.

On a personal note, without seeing any other of your work, I would be tempted to name OTA IX "shame". It brings to mind an Eve expelled from the garden of eden, look to me. Or to be more precise Eve expelled from the industrial utopia, as she steps down in shame.

Just an initial response and an opinion. Great picture though.

Michael McBlane