(2/9) ‘Pop Culture’

In this post, I share how I feel about (2/9) ‘Pop Culture,’ the second painting from the Bi in the 2000s™ illustrative series.

What inspired you to paint this painting?

I felt at the time at school, and still feel to a large extent, that popular culture has a huge influence on how we often view our own identity, particularly as a teenager and young adult. I chose to include the musical artist referenced in the painting as a historical reference, not an endorsement. In the late 2000s, certainly in the UK at the time, I was aware that there were a few (predominantly female musical artists) to ‘come out’ as either bisexual or pansexual. This painting represents the complete lack of awareness I had about bisexuality before this happened in the culture around me. I’m aware that not everyone will agree with this or relate to this, this is just from my own perspective, and I thought it was interesting to explore these themes in this painting.

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(1/9) ‘Happy Bisexuality Visibility Day’

In this post, I share how I feel about (1/9) ‘Happy Bisexuality Visibility Day,’ the first painting from the Bi in the 2000s™ illustrative series.

What inspired you to paint this painting?

I was inspired by Bisexuality Visibility Day on 23rd September which has been marked on this date every year since 1999. It inspired me to look for examples of bisexuality themed art and representation online. I found a few bisexuality visibility themed posts on Instagram, but other than that, I couldn’t find very much. I realised that as an artist, I had the means to create visibility that I felt wasn’t as present as it could be, so that’s why I decided to paint this painting, and create this series.

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Why did I create the ‘Bi in the 2000s™’ illustrative series?

‘Where do I fit in my cultural landscape’ painting from the
‘Bi in the 2000s™’ illustrative series

Hi, I’m Anna, I’m the Bristol, UK based artist, poet and holistic healer behind the art and poetry on the Anna Frances Healing page on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.

Why did you create the ‘Bi in the 2000s™’ illustrative series?

I decided to create and launch the ‘Bi in the 2000s™’ illustrative series on Instagram on Bisexuality Visibility Day on 23rd September, 2020, because I felt there was a real need for more representation of bisexuality, and I thought that art was a great way to show how I felt, share my experiences and also contribute to discussions around bisexuality.

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