I've been preparing for a while and it's finally time: My Kickstarter for Holding Back Birds is live!
It was a long journey for me to get to this painting, ‘Holding Back Birds’, and the result is a big personal milestone for me. I’ve wanted to express trans themes in my art for a long while now, but had been afraid to- I’ve been fortunate enough to avoid aggression in my daily life, and worried that putting these themes on the page would invite that. Thankfully, my friends and mentors encouraged me to do it anyway, and I’ve had nothing but enthusiastic and positive responses in return, from all sorts of people.
I want to create paintings which show different gender experiences and trans bodies the way the human figure has been shown in art– as aesthetically beautiful and self-realized. Society has a tendency to either revile or fetishize trans bodies, and I want to offer something else, to normalize what is just another way of being human. This painting is the start of that, for me.
If you aren’t looking for a print or are unable to just now, signal boosting and sharing my work is always tremendously appreciated. It's your support which makes all this possible for me.
Thank you so much, as always.