Caron Geary aka FERAL is KINKY
Frontal View No.4 of White British Female, UK born-'Feral', London – Self Portrait, 2007 (c) Caron Geary aka Feral Is Kinky

Caron Geary aka FERAL is KINKY 
*in London
lives in London
www.feraliskinky.com

For Caron Geary, the mask permits the creation of “Feral,” a covert persona encompassing qualities that are tribal, religious, and political rather than mythical or surreal and barring immediate recognition on the basis of race, sexuality, class, or gender. This harsher aesthetic challenges mainstream concepts of beauty and confronts social conformism, placing the conventional viewer in a state of confusion. Despite the fact that the mask reveals the mouth and eyes, it does not permit a clear identification of gender, and as such goes beyond the realms of androgyny. Regardless of an obvious resistance to distorted notions of femininity, Feral somehow remains attractive to a variety of social groups, to a degree even sexually. Prohibiting immediate recognition hinders two-way communication; it becomes difficult to abuse or attack a potential target that we cannot quantify. It also affords the wearer a distance, reducing the audiences’ level of comfort and increasing their feeling of intimidation. You can question “it,” possibly fear “it,” but “its’’ power stems from a lack of understanding as to what “it” actu-ally is. “It” commands fear and admiration simultaneously, a combination of qualities that historically has proven to be at once lethal and seductive.