Nudity in art has been present since art itself began, with sculptures, paintings and drawings showing the body in its most natural form. The adult industry itself has its own category within art although what is accepted as art from this subsection is predominantly down to the eye of the viewer. Lillian Hendrickson Getchell, also known by her adult performer name Amber Chase, has combined the two worlds in a beautiful way.
Now available on NaftyArt, “The Compendium of a Sensual Being” is a multifaceted Art & NFT series spanning Lillian’s personal, professional and digital life from 1997 to 2021 documenting her journey from age 22 to 45. Each fascinatingly personal artistic mosaic can be experienced on the aesthetic level or on a journey of exploration into the imagination of the viewer by examining the source images which feature candid, glamour photography as well as images of her sketches, paintings, sculpture and performance arts while she was recovering from Langerhans cell Histiocytosis X and raising a child while simultaneously going to college.
“Although the bulk of source images of these mosaic pieces are of my body, you can also glimpse rarely spotted gems from my imagination, dreams and aspirations, Artwork born into reality of brush and clay, which pull the viewer’s focus away from the flashy and the obvious.”
Lillian Hendrickson Gretchell
A lot of the “Amber Chase” fans will not realise the credentials that Lillian has, with critics as they often do pigeonholing her into the adult sector. Lillian has a BS in Anthropology and a BA in Art History from Portland State University, Oregon, along with an Associates Degree in Studio Arts from LCC Washington. Lilli has sold physical paintings, illustrations and sculptures to private clients globally and has exhibited her work around the world. As an Editor she worked on the Salal Review Art Magazine for 18 months and also curated the Fosberg Art Gallery in Rose Center of Arts for a year.
Her approach frequently integrates different types of content production while holding an artistic focus that is complimented by her BA in Art History and extensive involvement in studio arts & curation.
“Arranging this artwork gave me time to reflect on the inherent access into each other’s lives social media provides, as well as my place over the years in normalizing blurring the line between personal and public.”