Using the body as a metaphor for the ‘complete’ male/female coupling, these works explore gender and gendered relationships. Lean on Me is a portrayal of two ‘females’ sharing their existence in the world, as one body. The figures could not stand without one another, dependant on the other to function as a full being. Despite being sturdy and complete together, the lesbian coupling mimics an impossible body, emphasizing how strange queer relationships still appear to a lot of people.
Charcoal on paper with the exception of Frolic which is ink on handmade paper. 2010-2011
Lean on Me
You Complete Me
My gender is staring you down
Your perception of me