Frances Cannon

MANGO

MANGO

Tinning Street Gallery, 2019

Wait until the mango is ripe before you eat it

Don’t plunge your fingers into its flesh

Don’t lick the juices from your fingertips

Don’t plunge your fingers into your flesh

Don’t lick the juices from your fingertips

Wait

Wait until you’re ripe before you eat the

(Mango)

(Mango) comprises of a series of photographs and an animation exploring the concept of eating a mango as a metaphor for sexual desire.

The artist uses taboo imagery and symbolism to reclaim her repressed queer sexuality, celebrate her body and glorify sexual pleasure.