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.

Performance: unused film strip
Archival Print, Frame
20 x 30 inches
2018
Performance: These Hands 11
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: These Hands 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