Portfolio > BOTH AND

INTERGALACTIC
Mixed media on canvas
48" x 48"
2016
All Souls 48” x 48” Mixed Media on Canvas
Mixed Media on Canvas
48” x 48”
2016
PHANTOM ORGANS
Mixed media on canvas
8"x10"
2015
DESTINY INSIDE
Mixed media on canvas
8"x10"
2015
ASTRAL ORGANS
Mixed media on canvas
2015
Purple Purse  4 x 4” Mixed Media on Canvas 2016
Mixed Media on Canvas
4"x4"
2016
Both/And Peru 8” x 9” Encaustic on Pine
Encaustic on pine
8” x 9”
2016
PINK PURSE
MIxed media on pine
3.5"x3.5"
2015
BLEU VELVET
Ink gel on paper
8"x 8"
2015
NIGHT LIFE
Ink gel on paper
8"x 8"
2000
Both And Intaglio print on Rives BFK
Intaglio print
11.5" x 14.5"
2012
BOTH AND
INTAGLIO PRINT
2009
BOTH AND
INTAGLIO PRINT
2009

For BOTH AND, I’ve designed a trans image to express a general opposition to binary thinking. Depending upon the viewer, the image – a uterus partially in the shape of a penis, with gonads that can be read as both testicles and ovaries – appears female or male or both.

The title BOTH AND is inspired by Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams: “if an uncertainty can be resolved into an ‘either – or’, we must replace it for purposes of interpretation by an ‘and’ and take each of the apparent alternatives as an independent starting-point for a series of associations.”

My initial drawings of the image were made in 2001 as a response to undergoing surgery to diagnose endometriosis. After experiencing additional “reproductive health issues” I had a radical hysterectomy. For me, BOTH AND is associated with health, gender, and equality.