“Learn the rules and break them.” In my 20s I participated in a small underground art show scene in downtown for three years. From late night shows, 3am demos at night clubs, to watching naked people getting painted with glow in the dark paint; I attempted to break that veneer of the crowd. My work was getting lost among the noise. Especially if I was next to a photographer. How could I compete? So I decided to a . It’s called “Pierced.” The subject was sexual in nature and being in the current sensitive, offended seeking audience lurking around, I will leave out that money shot of why it’s called Pierced. But I wanted to create a safe looking piece from a distance and make someone uncomfortable once they saw what they saw up close. Thus It did its job and brought people over, starting a conversation. The ladies would commonly laugh about it once I explained. Most men rubbed the male part and smiled. So much so, they had rubbed the paint off. It was rusting the next morning. It’s in the shop as I have plans to forge it some more. We will see... I did enjoy the socks hanging from it drying when it was in the house. And no it does not reflect the name for . Or maybe it should 🤔 Any thoughts on piece?