one of my monoprints in the series i’m doing for class.
gender is everywhere, and society likes to constrain its identities in boxes. some people’s gender expressions align to what the culture asks of it. others, like mine, do not. as a nonbinary transboy, i am in a constant conversation with gender.
the knowledge that you alone truly have the power to identify yourself is not always clear, as people try to direct your life. i often feel pressured to conform to a strictly masculine persona, despite my masculine and feminine interests. my art takes that pressure away.
often in my art, there is not enough information to assign a gender, or the information is purposefully ambiguous [however, if there is enough detail, i do tend to draw biologically male figures, as it is the sex i wish to achieve. still, the figures are not always male-identifying.].
after all, it doesn’t matter to you who they are. it matters to them, just as you should matter to you. my art is an outlet, a way to break down the binary boxes society has put up.