height 185cm, width 90cm, oil on cotton

Selfportrait (2021)

I have never seen myself as a sexually desirable person. I do not conform to classic western standards. I often felt pressurized by the looks of men and the media to change my bodyshape.
Realizing my sexual desire for women at the age of 48 changed everything. For the first time in my life I tried to look at my physical self in a realistic way. With my first actual sexual experiences with women came an almost overnight change. I found my body to be the perfect instrument for lovemaking. I starte

About the artist

Hennie Peters

Meppel, Netherlands

I am a plussize queer visual artist. In my work I make lesbian desire visible. Between women of all sizes and ages. We need the representation. With realistic, confronting, enticing images.
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