From Nowhere to No Place,
fusible foam, wool roving, vintage fabric, felt and thread
2018 - present
In popular culture the mythical minotaur is a symbol of violent straight cisgender male masculinity. I see the minotaur much differently. The monster from the myth was misunderstood and hated by his family, and by society, for being different. As a queer woman I can identify with this sort of monster. The mask is the soft and physical object that facilitates my alter-self. I use the mask to explore and to document my discomfort with society, and with the discomfort that society has taught me to feel for myself. This body of work is ongoing, and continuously evolving as I explore my surroundings, both physical and psychological.