MARK TIMOTHY HAYWARD (American, 1970- ), Freudian Triptych, 1996. Collage on wood, 10.5″ x 16″ x .75″, Tom of Finland Foundation Permanent Collection
This work was created by the artist as part a series of several hundred small collages on wood. At the time, his long-time partner and now husband, was a graduate student in clinical psychology. The triptych casts Freud in the roles of his own three-part structural model of the psyche: id, ego and super-ego. Hayward chose to depict the id, source of our bodily needs, desires and impulses, by placing an image of Freud as a young man on a body taken from Tom of Finland’s Service Station
Mark Timothy Hayward received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In the 1990s he was featured in group and solo gallery exhibitions of sculptures and installations in Chicago and Brussles. He completed multiple street installations in Chicago, Paris and New York, and installations for the Chicago Historical Society, Garfield Park Conservatory and Shedd Aquarium. He was a curator and exhibition designer at the International Museum of Surgical Science and Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. As a creative director in Los Angeles, Hayward has completed projects for NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Museum of Liverpool, Louisiana’s Old State Capital, Marnia Bay Sands Singapore and Paramount Pictures Studio Hollywood.
Hayward volunteers at Tom of Finland Foundation and has exhibited his drawings and prints in the Foundation’s annual Art and Cultural Festival.
FERNANDO CARPANEDA (Brazilian, 1967- ), “Biker Jerking Off” (Detail), 2012, Clay, cement, human hair, fabric, wood and acrylic paint, 8″ x 3.37″ x 3.37″, Gift from artist, Tom of Finland Foundation Permanent Collection
Carpaneda was born in Brasília, Brazil. He works with clay sculptures. His main theme is always the human being. He watches people in the streets, bars, concerts, and places where people sell their bodies. Fernando makes portraits of rent boys, punks, junkies, thieves and outcasts. Instead of attaching himself to muses, he focuses on male nudes to compose his art pieces, having the human being, the masculine, as the main goal in his work. All his portraits are like a relic, a holy place, a moment caught in time.
ToFF is very proud to have this wonderful sculpture in its collection.
In 2008, I became interested in the art of Japanese erotic bondage called Shibari, which came into use in the west in the 1990s to describe the bondage art Kinbaku.
Kinbaku means tight binding, using simple yet visually intricate patterns. Japanese bondage is very much about the way the ropes are applied and the pleasure is more in the journey than the destination.
The patterns that are created in this particular style of rope bondage by the Nawashi (rope master) are fascinating to me and I continue to be intrigued with the beauty.
I am continually asked why I paint bondage? I always have to say that my thirst has been satisfied by the caliber of people I am associated with in this genre and I am extremely inspired by the art of Japanese bondage.
I express joy, love, honor, beauty, bold freedom and most of all respect. I want to allow people to express themselves through my art.