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Socks, 2013

Socks is an inventive self-portrait discussing my recently admited fetish of socks—specifically socks of knee length or longer on the legs of women. It consists of many dypticts accompanied by text comparing both socks on the legs of a wearer, therfore inciting my fetish, and contrastly the socks themselves whereas the become just laundry and are no longer a fetish object for me.

For me and thousands of kinksters:

sock noun \ˈsäk\

plural socks

 

Definition of SOCK

1  a : an object (as a small stone carving of an animal) believed to have magical power to protect or aid its owner; broadly : a material object regarded with superstitious or extravagant trust or reverence

   b : an object of irrational reverence or obsessive devotion : prepossession

  c : an object or bodily part whose real or fantasied presence is psychologically necessary for sexual gratification and that is an object of fixation to the extent that it may interfere with complete sexual expression

2   : the act, process, or result of fixing, fixating, or becoming fixated: as

a : a persistent concentration of libidinal energies upon objects characteristic of psychosexual stages of development preceding the genital stage

b : stereotyped behavior (as in response to frustration)

c : an obsessive or unhealthy preoccupation or attachment

For all others:

sock noun \ˈsäk\

plural socks

 

Definition of SOCK

1 archaic : a low shoe or slipper

2 also plural sox : a knitted or woven covering for the foot usually worn under shoes and extending above the ankle and sometimes to the knee

3 a : a shoe worn by actors in Greek and Roman comedy

  b : comic drama

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