Artist Statement

 

 My work draws attention to the ways in which inaccurate portrayals of transgender people contribute to our erasure within the frameworks of collective memory, history, intergenerational connection, and the self.  The individual experience is honored as central to social and political resistance.  Using movement, hormones, mark, ritual, and medical technology to create a dissenting body, I draw from my experience in trans, queer, sex worker, and BDSM communities to make work that speaks to what it (might) mean to feel at home. My practice explores themes such as past lives, saying goodbye, the pain of becoming other, divine monstrosity, trans intergenerational legacy, metamorphosis, and trans bodies as physical sites of resistance.