Trans Effigy 2016, 1/2016-1/2017, digital seal designs. One for each trans* person murdered in the U.S. in 2016. An ongoing project of archiving and baring witness.
How did you get into debt?
Through attending a BFA and MA program unfunded.
Trans Panic!, 11/2016, film still. A video piece projected at 2ft x 6ft which projects documentation video taken from a recent anti-trans protest personally witnessed by the artist.
How does your economic reality effect your art?
It is hard to think and plan long term and large scope. It took this debt to get where I am in terms of my career and credentials but it is quickly becoming a hinderance.
Code Key Station, 4/2016, engraved pine log, 3ft x 3.5ft. Interactive sculpture wherein viewers are allowed to take a graphite rubbing from the log. The log contains the key to a binary code alphabet used throughout the other works in the space.
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
Yes, my material choices would be more expansive.
5 Years On, HRT, 11/2014, 7200 handmade pill facsimiles. A one to one recreation of every hormone replacement therapy pill I had taken as a transwoman after 5 years of transitioning.