Narrative Work

 

 
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Hedonist’s Closet   2019  Acrylic, monofilament, paper, latex condom  Hedonist's closet is a more playful concept for a new series about safe-sex, gay hookup culture, and sexuality in general. The narrative within each condom is text gathered directly from multiple gay men's dating apps, and the precursive conversation prior to sex. There are seven condoms to represent a different day of the week and to urge the practice of safe-sex.

Hedonist’s Closet

2019

Acrylic, monofilament, paper, latex condom

Hedonist's closet is a more playful concept for a new series about safe-sex, gay hookup culture, and sexuality in general. The narrative within each condom is text gathered directly from multiple gay men's dating apps, and the precursive conversation prior to sex. There are seven condoms to represent a different day of the week and to urge the practice of safe-sex.

 

 
06/12/2016   2018  Acrylic, monofilament, vellum, hand stamped type, India ink, paper wristband  06/12/2016 is the date of the the Pulse tragedy in Orlando, Florida. This piece is meant to memorialize the victims and the communities response to their loss. 49 individual plinths are used as a surrogate for each victim as well as the paper wristbands within. After extensive research, I have color and pattern matched the wristbands as closely as possible to the wristbands that were worn on the night of the attack. My work often includes participants as a means to highlight commonalities within and outside of the LGBTQ+ community. I have asked 49 people to submit their story, perception, and experience to learning about the tragedy. Each piece is surrounded with the hand-stamped names and birth/death dates of the victims as well as the narrative that was submitted by anonymous participants and within each is the suspended wristband.

06/12/2016

2018

Acrylic, monofilament, vellum, hand stamped type, India ink, paper wristband

06/12/2016 is the date of the the Pulse tragedy in Orlando, Florida. This piece is meant to memorialize the victims and the communities response to their loss. 49 individual plinths are used as a surrogate for each victim as well as the paper wristbands within. After extensive research, I have color and pattern matched the wristbands as closely as possible to the wristbands that were worn on the night of the attack. My work often includes participants as a means to highlight commonalities within and outside of the LGBTQ+ community. I have asked 49 people to submit their story, perception, and experience to learning about the tragedy. Each piece is surrounded with the hand-stamped names and birth/death dates of the victims as well as the narrative that was submitted by anonymous participants and within each is the suspended wristband.

 

 
Strength (Narrative Work)   2016  Wire, thread, vellum paper, wood, ink  Narrative: "Skin as tough as steel, heart as fragile as paper"

Strength (Narrative Work)

2016

Wire, thread, vellum paper, wood, ink

Narrative: "Skin as tough as steel, heart as fragile as paper"

 
Strength (Narrative Work)   2016  Wire, thread, vellum paper, wood, ink  Narrative: "Skin as tough as steel, heart as fragile as paper"

Strength (Narrative Work)

2016

Wire, thread, vellum paper, wood, ink

Narrative: "Skin as tough as steel, heart as fragile as paper"