I am truly in love with your paint work. Now being the radical, protesting, picketing, marching-for-rights girl I've always been I immediately fell upon the first half of your kitchen shots and called them "Hell's Kitchen" and started a rant with myself about these scenes being perfect testimony of the eternal patriarchal misogynistic aggression against women, beating the beauty, power, self confident strength and intelligence of womankind. What else but a long and brutally enforced war against the power men fear in the energy of the female could so enslave this beauty, energy and power in such a horrid dungeon? Those first few with the death scenes triggered that. Then I paused and thought, "If you showed me a picture of kittens in a basket I would twist that into the same damned thing." And for the first time in my short life I realized that whether I'm working in the kitchen for either a male or female lover at the time, I have never felt imprisoned there. I have done it out of love, wanting to...create...and that is what Woman does, and to share of myself to them and then I thought of domestic kitchen as almost like sex in the way of giving something deep from within myself; and okay, I'm not meaning warming up ready-to-eat meals in the microwave. And that's when the image of making love to my boyfriend on the kitchen table hit me. What's cooking in your kitchen? (grins)
First, these pictures aren't mine! I found them from around Deviantart
Second, now that you've mentioned it, I realise that I hardly see artistic nudes with male models in kitchens! Granted, I do know of at least one photographer who has taken pictures of nude male models in the kitchen, but his work didn't feature on where I was looking, and I didn't think to look for a wider variety of work at the time of favouriting/posting these.
It is very interesting that you translate being in the kitchen to love - I don't really enjoy cooking all that much, and would prefer to stay out of the kitchen actually. But you do make a lot of sense, and sex in the kitchen sounds like a pretty good thing to me. There's nothing cooking in my kitchen though, for better or worse!