In Stroke(whisper I combine at times grotesque renaissance figures
with my own iterations of androgynous characters. Through peeling
back layers of skin, bodily organs, and corporeal forms, creating
simplified expresssions of humans, I move outside the boundaries
of gender as a way to explore queerness and intimacy.
I use this website to display my animations as full-page interactive drawings. This both captures my interest in the Rhizome, different events unfolding simultaneously, and my work with memories and queerness; as the figures reach for each other again and again, the charcoal traces capture their movements in time, like whispers of a brushstroke.
This artwork was acquired by the University of Edinburgh Collections through the 2021 Degree Show Purchase Prize.