Portfolio > Between

Roses of
oil on plastic
20x15
2021
Folded Pansies
oil on plastic
16x20
2021
Twist and Crawl (roses)
oil on canvas
40x50
2021
Good Foot
oil on plastic
10x13
2021
Pansies Uprooted
oil on plastic
18x23
2021
Boundary
oil on plastic
32x27
2021
Dancer 10 (clouds)
oil on plastic
23x17.5
2021
Dancer 11 (Wiggle)
oil on plastic
23x17.5
2021
Dancer 7 (Shake It)
oil on plastic
23x17.5
2020
Dancer 9 (Pink Square)
oil on plastic
23x17.5
2020
Grow Together
oil on plastic
35x21
2020
Trust
oil on plastic
50x40
2020
Dancer 8 (step)
oil on plastic
23x17.5
2020
Dancer 6 (yellow twist)
oil on plastic
23x17.5
2020
Dancer 5 (turn)
oil on plastic
23x17.5
2020
Dancer 3 (shoegaze)
oil on plastic
23x17.5
2020

As a nonbinary artist, my most recent work has been an expression of my own gender identity. I find paint to be an ideal medium to play with the many ambiguities and contradictions present in the experience and perception of gender. In my paintings, I aim to express a feeling of freedom from biology and societal norms. Many of my works feature images of nude bodies layered and merged until surface signifiers vanish and they become just joyful human forms in motion. Others create imaginary scenes that subvert gender stereotypes.

My paintings are celebrations of life lived in between. Many are composed of images from sequential photos and video footage, layered in semi-transparent veils, digitally altered, and translated into the language of paint. Multiple views of moving figures blur together with brightly colored shapes and abstract forms. There is a suggestion of space and movement – an expanded photographic moment – but the layering of images makes looking difficult. While the original media imagery is designed to be quickly consumed and easily digested, the paintings resist a viewer’s gaze. They demand a slower, deeper look.