These images represent my curiosity of cultural tensions expressed as representations of sexuality. In Japanese erotica, most notably in Shunga engravings created between the 1700s and 1800s–most famously Katsushika Hokusai's The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife (1814)–creative expressions of sexuality are sometimes violent, death-obsessed, satirical, and often provocatively inclusive of animals, whereas representations of sexuality expressed in post-war American culture are muted with an air of shame and repressed, erotic drives.