As an artist and writer, I create work to explore my own complicated identification and disidentification with queer aesthetics, experiences, and environments through conceptual and physical processes. The word queer is also a verb: To queer is to upset hetero-normative structures by drawing attention to unique identities and by interrogating monocultures and by celebrating social/sexual divergence.
Weaving and sewing are the primary techniques used in the creation of my queered objects and spaces. Through writing in comedic prose, I examine my own identity in relation to Queer Theory, discomfort and dark humor. My work plays with the aesthetics and narratives of gay loneliness through material exploration, while constructing my flamboyant Wallflowers woven on the floor loom and the remediation of anonymous images from digital cruising grounds in my Grindr Horizons, woven in collaboration with the digital jacquard loom.
Studio Song: Sunset by Caroline Polachek