A fold is a reintroduction. Creases formed in connection also designate boundaries that distinguish separate parts of a whole. I unabashedly touch, love, hold and kiss with the same body that once found queerness impossible. Refolding is an embrace for a younger self in my own body and to those who crave to visualize their own intimacies. This collection of work consists of renderings in graphite as well as platinum point media, which both rely on the careful building upon previous layers. Refolding platforms the impactful presence of the queer body in my story; myself, my partner and those who have helped me to know the strength of our existence. These works are letters to those who are told their life, presence, touch is anything but magic, folded infinite times over. With each crease we show the world our presence is inextinguishable and mandatory.
Exo I,II,III,IV graphite and toned marble dust solution ground on stretched canvas 18"x18"
Nexus I,II,III graphite and toned marble dust solution ground on board 12"x48"
Glimmer platinum point and toned gesso on board 12"x12"
Glisten platinum point and toned gesso on board 12"x12"
Touches I,II,III,IV,V platinum point and toned gesso on board 8"x8"