My work discusses lesbian visibility through the philosophy of Queer Ecology; affirming homosexuality as natural by looking at the communities built and how they relate to one another. Using organic forms and cavities in my vessels address the cultural disconnect we can experience from our queer roots within history and cracks in the clay evoke the discourse within the LGBTQ+ community.
While my tiled timeline acts as a visual thesis critiquing the lack of lesbian women that are celebrated throughout history, it also serves as a central place for them to be celebrated and learned about. This celebrates not only lesbian women but also the people who supported lesbian achievements and made lesbian visibility possible.
Sexuality and gender identity can be ambiguous and coming out is not always a linear process or a singular event, unfolding paper clay opens a discussion about the stages of opening up and closing off to different audiences and people in our lives.