|this work features mainly trans men and masculine people. these people are near-exclusively in t4t (trans for trans) relationships. the next majority is agender, and then what few cis are depicted are queer/gay yet inextricable from a trans lens. ranging from erotic to ambiguously romantic to platonic camaraderie and sometimes depictions of harm (self or external) as well as self portraits, all of this is shown together to imply full lives, sexual and non-sexual, at all ages-- because this is what is real. this is how a mind accesses and references, with or without pattern.
these works are anti-imperialist, anti-capitalist, anti-racist, anti-ableist, anti-cop. (while art itself of course cannot decolonise, this art is made with the active intention of taking up no space in the professional or indie sphere.) this work does not seek to be or depict anything traditionally cisgender, cis-passing, cis-approved. this work may have been made to cope with certain feelings or experiences or to envision moments or full lives of ease and access, but work like this isn't predicated on or made necessary by hardship. work by trans people, or any marginalised group, doesn't need to be overtly or obviously autobiographical, or universal/pleasant. creating this work is an attempt at knowing, and if not knowing, understanding, and if not understanding, respecting. the work is an attempt to communicate that which is hard, or hard to put into words. the work is an attempt to grasp the vastness, to be unique among many but whole with them.
this presentation is intentional. this work is meant to be viewed, explored, and reflected on slowly, compassionately. these pieces are not a "BRAND", the intent is not an "AESTHETIC" to be consumed blithely. they are not to be churned out and "consumed" at all. they only exist through and are robust with memory: of history, of the present, of the spaces thought of as empty. they are only meant to be grounding, and even if challenging (for the artist or viewer) they are, like much of their ilk, a form of heartfelt conversation. reaching out to you, reaching back to me. if you don't find yourself here, i apologise, and all i ask is for your patience, your compassion for others and their dissimilar faces and experiences, and to consider what you do/don't know about the intention of creation. thank you.