I’m Bethany, a Chicago-based designer and artist. My imagery seeks to even the score by turning the focus on men through a lighthearted lens.
Every day women must tolerate displays of their anatomy and bodies for the sake of advertising, consumerism, art, fashion and the male gaze. Who profits most from this? Is it women?
I’m Bethany, a Chicago-based designer and artist. While in art school, I grew increasingly annoyed by the endless parade of female nudes in our studies, most of which were created—and lauded—by men.
Cockbloq began as a response to that gender imbalance. When assigned a project in color theory, I wasn't sure what to create, until I found myself face-to-face with the art building elevator's most prominent display of graffiti—a hastily-scrawled cock and balls. Something clicked.
Now, my imagery seeks to even the score by turning the focus on men through a lighthearted lens.