With this series “Taste,” the artist asked people to eat popsicles while she photographed them. She sincerely enjoyed the idea that something so ordinary (and a child's treat) could be taken out of context, and converted by our own subconscious into something sexual. The project itself became a study on the subjects’ own comfortability with sexuality.
The artist Ricci's work has always been personal, intimate, sexual, voyeuristic, and somewhat uncomfortable. Through the years, her practice has progressed from documenting flagrant, open sexual practices, to sexuality in more subtle and intimate ways.