Abnormalities

Lean on Me

Lean on Me

You Complete Me

You Complete Me

My gender is staring you down

My gender is staring you down

Frolic

Frolic

Your perception of me

Your perception of me

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

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You Complete Me