Stone butch blues

Final thesis installation, OCAD

Mixed media, 2018

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Stone butch blues

Final thesis installation, OCAD

Mixed media, 2018

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My practice explores the emotional labor and the physicality of the human body through manipulating industrial material in order to reflect the physical and emotional values we endure in our own forms. 

Stone butch blues

Final thesis installation, OCAD

Mixed media, 2018

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Stone butch blues

Final thesis installation, OCAD

Mixed media, 2018

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Stone butch blues

Final thesis installation, OCAD

Mixed media, 2018

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Each piece draws reference to a queer migration from rural to metropolitan spaces, which cuts into us and ultimately reveals an evolved state of existence

Stone butch blues

Final thesis installation, OCAD

Mixed media, 2018

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Stone butch blues

Final thesis installation, OCAD

Mixed media, 2018

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Lovers

Plywood, Acrylic 

2018

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Lovers

Plywood, Acrylic

2018

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Lovers

Plywood, Acrylic, Brick

2018

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Lovers

Plywood, Acrylic, Brick

2018

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Lovers

Plywood, Acrylic, Brick

2018

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By replicating those “cuts” with the movements of my tools, I am able to unearth qualities of an identity within each material I use.

Lovers

Plywood, Acrylic, Brick

2018

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Alchemy

Plywood burned

2018

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I have found that I can explore identity through a complex, industrially-produced material layered with ‘content’ from its natural, organic source. Each piece of plywood is not completely changed in the manufacturing process but rather edited. No two panels are truly alike. Each surface has a vocabulary of knots ,grains,textures, hues, growth rings, organic networks of fine lines and whirls- and manufacturing defects.

Alchemy

Plywood burned

2018

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Stone butch blues

Final thesis installation, OCAD

Mixed media, 2018

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The multiple layers of plywood mirror the multiple layers of our own skin, with as much variety of character found from piece to piece as we find from person to person.

Alchemy

Plywood burned

2018

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Flux

Acrylic on wood panel,

2018

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Flux

Acrylic on wood panel,

2018

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Flux

Acrylic on wood panel,

2018

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Stone butch blues Tribute to Leslie Steinberg

Acrylic on plywood

2017

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Stone butch blues Tribute to Leslie Steinberg

Acrylic on plywood

2017

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I observe layers of plywood as unfamiliar terrain to be discovered and annotated. My work serves to express overall feelings of tension, vulnerability, pain and balance

Cycle 

Acrylic on plywood

2017

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Cycle

Acrylic on plywood

2017

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Cycle

Acrylic on plywood

2017

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