This is a picture created for the Queer As Folk exhibition which opens tonight at the White Lady Art Gallery.

Adam And Steve - Illustrated - by - Jennifer - Farley

Here’s the official blurb for the show.

Queer As Folk is a group exhibition that will explore each artist’s individual take on what modern sexuality means to them, and artwork that will offer visitors contemporary views on LGBTQ issues that will be open to discussion during the month.The gallery will host special events during the exhibition to raise money for BeLonG To . Join us on our opening night for live music sponsored by Super Happy Fun Times, free refreshments and BYOB.

For what it’s worth, as a happily married heterosexual gal, here’s my (maybe somewhat simplistic) view on the whole gay marriage debate.
1. It’s about love, not sexual preference.
2. Equal rights for all humans.
3. It’s none of my business what people do in their marriages. You take care of yours and I’ll take care of mine.

So my piece was originally going to be called “Adam and Steve”. We’ve heard the religious right using this silly, anti-gay slogan, “God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve” and that’s where I started from. I’ve decided to call it “Up Yours (Fundamentalists)” – probably equally silly but it made me laugh, and my beloved picked that name. The idea here is simply two guys having a bit of fun on the other side of the Garden of Eden. The background here is a painting “Rust op de vlucht naar Egypte, manner of Jan Brueghel” which is in the public domain and made available from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Jennifer Farley

Jennifer Farley is an illustrator, designer, author and design teacher based in Ireland. She has been teaching design for over 14 years and helps people learn Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom,Illustrator and graphic design skills to improve their job prospects and their business.

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