My work begins in painting and ends in fashion.
I am investigating the transitivity of identity using fashion and painting to invert the concept of the figurative through the perspective of the participant. By using clothing, I am dressing the participant; the participant becomes a cross-dresser.
Fashion considers gender, ethnicity, class, politics, & economy, among others. Clothing—in addition to being necessary, a display of vanity & beauty—is about power. These objects are directly taken from the flux of commercial negotiation and are used in context to social construct & self-appropriation.
The clothing used has a history, worn on bodies, often from contrasting variables. Sometimes found in surrounding neighborhoods or distanced places, the clothing can represent a blended people & demographics. My own identity isn’t the focus; I try to listen.