Butt Bouquets and Other Valentine's Day Still Lifes

Photographer Jessica Pettway created a series of alternative gift ideas that put a slightly less traditional spin on the classic holiday.

by Jessica Pettway
15 February 2017, 5:00am

Valentine's Day can feel like a slap in the face for those of us who find ourselves untethered and alone. So for the people who won't be eating any heart-shaped chocolates today or watching smug co-workers receive Hallmark Cards and Precious Moments Dolls from their uncreative partners, we hope to ease the pain by offering up a gallery of alternative gifts and floral arrangements courtesy of visual artist Jessica Pettway. We may not be able to give you expensive candy or eternal love, but we can give you butt plugs in jello molds, dick-shaped balloons, and a ghostly strip tease.

You are not alone. Happy Valentine's Day.