Statement

My current work is an exploration of queer identity through collage, printmaking, and fiber media. Each work is a structured visual poem, with carefully selected imagery, composed using patterns in accordance with meter and rhythm. The title of each piece offers a cryptic summation of personal sexual experiences that have influenced my identity. In observing these pieces, the viewer is asked to consider the alternative experiences of those individuals that live in the grey areas of the gender and sexuality spectrum. How does an individual’s sexual experiences influence his/her personal philosophy? The nuanced attitudes and habits of mind presented in each piece stem from the expression of my own sexuality in a society that often still considers this viewpoint taboo.