Monday, October 6, 2008

Man Paints With Sperm, Celebrates Vasectomy

SAN FRANCISCO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Sperm is the new paint.

Jordan Essoe’s exhibit, Strictfathermodel, running now through October 28, revolves around the vasectomy he recently had performed, and he’s celebrating the snipping by showing off his sterile sperm.

Each day for 99 days, Essoe made it his “daily ritual” to paint a square on paper using his own semen, which he says visually exemplifies his “reproduction potential at rest.”

In doing so, Essoe wants to show that his sperm looks exactly the same as it did before the vasectomy.

Coming up with all the resources for his artwork was hard on his body.

Essoe says, “Art making is definitely a manual labor, but I made the commitment to go through the process, and I’m going to fulfill it.”

The 29-year-old artist is sure he will never reverse his vasectomy because he doesn’t think he’s “meant to be a father.”

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