John Fifield-Perez finds honest expression of moments of intimacy through blind contour drawings, and they continue to be a foundational practice for him, connecting hand to eye and looking to feel. They engage physical and emotional attention in witnessing chosen family and the shared spaces they define.
Line drawings from Fifield-Perez and his husband of themselves and each other become source imagery for abstract jacquard tapestries. Drawings are layered, magnified and cropped to create a more open and capacious visual composition. In addition, extemporaneous horizon lines disrupt the composition and invert figure-ground relationships, bridging queer subjects and spaces. The tapestries exist at an undefined juncture of drawing, painting and weaving. The color pairings derive from a dyed palette of observed and hybridized skin tones.
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