Portraits > Performance

Growing up I never felt like I fit within the perceived notion of how boys were supposed to behave. I remember vividly the first time I was publicly shamed for liking things that boys weren’t supposed to like. It made me feel alone and wholly alien. My size, 6 feet 8 inches tall and 350 pounds, has further complicated these perceptions. In a world where how we define what makes a man is increasingly being exposed as dangerous and threatening and unsustainable to our culture, I feel compelled to explore, through these self-portraits, how straight men, that nonetheless identify towards the femme end of the gender spectrum, like myself, express our identity and how the complexities and nuance of this performance provide a possible alternative to this crushing system of violence and oppression that is undermining civil society.

Just another Sunday afternoon in the Hinterlands (Prototype)
Hand Colored Silver Gelatin Prints, Collage, Panel, Mirror Clips, Glass
24 x 20 inches
2018
Performance: Manhandled XIV
Archival Print, Frame
20 x 30 inches
2018
Performance: Manhandled X
Archival Print, Paper, Frame
20 x 16 inches
2018
Performance: Manhandled IV
Archival Print, Paper, Frame
20 x 16 inches
2018
Performance: Manhandled XI
Hand Colored Silver Gelatin Print, Paper, Frame
30 x 24 inches
2018
Performance: Pennsylvania Dutchess
Archival Print, Paper, Frame
20 x 16 inches
2018
Performance: Manhandled II
Archival Print, Paper, Frame
24 x 18 inches
2018
Performance: Hinterland Drag
Archival Print, Paper, Frame
30 x 24 inches
2018
Performance: Filter
Hand Colored Silver Gelatin Print, Tulle, Paper, Frame
30 x 24 inches
2018
Performance: Cherry
Hand Colored Silver Gelatin Print, Paper, Frame
30 x 24 inches
2018
Performance: Rouge II
Archival Print, Paper, Frame
20 x 16 inches
2018